Hollywood superstar, and apparent all round good egg, Chris Pratt was reportedly offered the part of Nathan Drake, but he has declined to take it. The reason for this has not been given; it could have been a scheduling conflict, a lack of interest or maybe the guy just fancies a break (which we would not blame him for!). Whatever the reason, it is a bitter disappointment to fans of the franchise as Pratt is often cited as someone who would not only do justice to the role, but also lend credibility to the film as a whole. Lets face it; movies based on games have a lot of image problems.
On the plus side, it should be noted that if the bosses have asked Chris Pratt, at least they are looking in the right ballpark this time. Previous names associated with the role have been less than suitable. The initial report also suggests that the script written by The Wibberleys will be at least in part altered, as Mark Boal (of Zero Dark Thirty) has been drafted in.
And so we wait. But while we wait, feast your eyes on what could have been.