Uncharted fans are pissed. You may know this because you are an Uncharted fan, have been dreaming for ages about a movie, and are getting Mark Wahlberg as Nathan Drake. While you may have cringed at the fan who confronted David O. Russell with his pleas of Nathan Fillion, you probably shared the sentiment on some level. 

But Joystiq spoke to Uncharted 3 director Justin Richmond, who laughed off all things Wahlberg and rumors of “a family dynamic” trumping mystical treasure hunting. “First of all, all that stuff was denied by David O. Russell,” Richmond said. “He actually called us up and was like, ‘I don’t know what these guys are talking about.'”   Allegedly, Wahlberg is not a done deal either, though all his confirmations of “I am going to be in Uncharted” would say otherwise.

So, consider this a bit of distant hope from a vague source. I don’t have to tell you how often “I don’t know what these guys are talking about!” ends up being a preposterous lie when we actually see the movie and realize hey, those rumors and photos were true after all.   And Richmond is the director of Uncharted 3, not the film, and his saying “Message received” about Nathan Fillion amounts to very little in the long run.

Still, there could be some fragment of hope here. I offer it to you to interpret as you will. But don’t bank on it too hard, and allow yourself to be crushed when Mark Wahlberg, Joe Pesci and Robert DeNiro end up being the Drake Family Fortune Hunters.