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Fillion: Wahlberg has "mad skills"

Wannabe Drake praises big screen Drake.

Firefly's Nathan Fillion is philosophical about losing out to Mark Wahlberg in the race to play Nathan Drake in the Uncharted movie – he's just praised the Three Kings actor on Twitter.

"Just watched The Other Guys, and honestly excited to see Wahlberg in Drake's Fortune," Fillion tweeted overnight. "He's got mad skills."

Last year, before Wahlberg was cast as Drake in the Hollywood adaptation of Naughty Dog's Uncharted franchise, fan favourite Fillion called on his Twitter followers to big up his case for the role.

"If ever there was a Twitter campaign, let this be it," he said. "Rise, ye Browncoats. Rise, ye Castillions. RISE!"

Unfortunately, it didn't work, and in November Wahlberg was officially cast as Nathan Drake.

Uncharted fans have expressed concern about the movie ever since - they're worried the film will bear little resemblance to its source material.

Director David O Russell has said the script, which is currently about 50 per cent complete, expands on Naughty Dog's narrative, recasting Drake as a member of a family of globetrotting antique dealers.

Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci are expected to play Drake's father and uncle respectively.

Columbia Pictures hasn't ventured a release date for the movie tie-in yet, but in the meantime you can check out Russell's work in boxing drama The Fighter, starring Wahlberg and Christian Bale.

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