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"Firefly" star Nathan Fillion has released an "Uncharted" fan film

"Firefly" star Nathan Fillion has released an "Uncharted" fan film

Nathan Fillion's made an Uncharted short film - and it doesn't suck!

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery

Nathan Fillion has starred in Castle, Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and other iconic TV shows. Now he's made his own Uncharted fan film.

The 15-minute movie, from director Brian Ungar, has a slick style, classic Uncharted witty quips and some surprising moments that feel lifted straight from the minds of the game series writers.

This film has zero involvement from Sony or Naughty Dog - who are currently preparing their own prequel film, starring Tom Holland and directed by Stranger Things' Shawn Levy - but it does manage to surpass a lot of video game adaptations in that it is actually super enjoyable.

Possibly because it is only 15 minutes long, it doesn't have any of the awkward pacing or story beats prevalent in adaptations like Assassin's Creed or Tomb Rader which have struggled through middling reviews recently, with even fan reaction to the AC film lukewarm.

Plus, mostly thanks to the involvement of Real Actor Man Nathan Fillion, it feels less like a fan film and more of a proof of concept for a longer screenplay.

If this is anything to go by, we should hand the reigns of the upcoming film over to this pair, who clearly understand the look and feel of the Uncharted universe - and are happy enough to play around in it simply as a passion project.

The director explained on his Instagram post that he had "wanted to do this project ever since the first Uncharted came out in 2007."

Fillion was equally as happy, explaining that a proper Uncharted film was something he had wanted to see - regardless of his own involvement for a "long time."

Fillion's post has already racked up over 30,000 Instagram likes and the film itself has been watched 16,000 times at the time of writing, so will certainly catch the attention of Sony.

The company could take the film down, but it might be better off tapping up Ungar and Fillion for its proper full length.

Words by Will Stevenson

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Topics: TV and Film, sony