Updated: UNCHARTED casting – Fillion vs Flanigan fan war?

Updated: Go Team Flanigan! Less than an hour after we contacted Joe Flanigan's LA agency yesterday, asking if the 'Atlantis' star would like to play Nathan Drake, the actor responded on twitter writing:
"I would love to play Nathan Drake! And I'm damn good at the game too!"
He follows Nathan Fillion in using the social networking service to state his interest in the role. Since that "tweet" Flanigan has been bombarded with messages from fans voicing their support, retweeting one "Flanigan for Nathan Drake" message and adding "LET'S MAKE THIS HAPPEN!" Now both veteran tv sci-fi actors have rallied their troops via twitter and the race is on. Tweet them your support (and tell them @owfilm sent you). Also: keep giving us your thoughts below! Original Story Follows; Earlier this week it was reported that David O Russell is set to helm a feature film adaptation of the PlayStation video game €˜Uncharted: Drake€™s Fortune€™. Casting is still up in the air, however, with this writer suggesting in that earlier news item that Nathan Fillion of €˜Firefly€™ fame would be perfect for the role. Well it seems he agrees with me. Fillion (as reported by Eurogamer) has since tweeted a rallying cry to his army of fans in reference to playing Drake:
"If ever there was a Twitter campaign, let this be it. Rise, ye Browncoats. Rise, ye Castillions. RISE!"
Apparently €œBrowncoats€ are €˜Firefly€™ fans, whilst €œCastillions€ are fans of his current show €˜Castle€™ which airs on ABC in the states. But will this call to arms amount to anything? He certainly has a loyal and vocal fanbase. But there is something of a sci-fi fan war emerging (if only on the forum here at Obsessed with Film) as a number of people have declared their love for €˜Stargate Atlantis€™ lead Joe Flanigan, suggesting that the role should be his. Flanigan is another excellent choice: a handsome wise-cracker who is more than a punchable €œpretty boy€. But has the same €œproblems€ as Fillion too: an unknown in the movies and, at 43, is actually a bit older than the 39 year old Fillion. Hopefully studio execs will put faith in one of them as both are really exciting candidates for the role. In the meantime: are you on Team Nathan or Team Joe? Or are you backing another surprise contender? Wahlberg? Worthington? LaBeouf? Let us know!

A regular film and video games contributor for What Culture, Robert also writes reviews and features for The Daily Telegraph, GamesIndustry.biz and The Big Picture Magazine as well as his own Beames on Film blog. He also has essays and reviews in a number of upcoming books by Intellect.