Star Wars: The Force Awakens director calls Uncharted 2’s opening ‘the best’ he’s ever seen

Uncharted 2 part of the reason Nolan North was cast in Star Trek: Into Darkness

As video games continue to push the limits of storytelling, more and more are beginning to take notice — including Hollywood director J.J. Abrams who called Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' intro sequence "the best opening" he's ever seen.

Speaking in the latest issue of OPM UK, acclaimed voice actor Nolan North, the voice of Nathan Drake in the Uncharted franchise, explained that the PlayStation-exclusive action-adventure was one of the reasons he was able to land a role in Star Trek: Into Darkness.

"We talked about Uncharted. It was the reason he put me in Star Trek Into Darkness—a little part (USS Vengeance bridge officer) just for fun—and he said the opening of Uncharted 2 was the best opening of a game, television show or movie he's ever seen," North recalled.

North is easily one of, if not the, biggest voice actors in the video games industry. With games taking more of a cinematic storytelling approach, we're beginning to see more A-list Hollywood actors make the jump to video games. Esteemed actors Kevin Spacey and Ellen Page are just two examples of Hollywood talent beginning to delve into the video game industry.

Who knows, if video games continue on this pace maybe we'll one day see a director like J.J. Abrams — who is currently directing Star Wars: The Force Awakens — work on a major video game.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is scheduled to release exclusively on PlayStation 4 in spring 2016. This week, Naughty Dog unveiled a lengthy 15-minute gameplay demo that was originally shown behind closed doors at E3.

[OPM UK August 2015: Issue 112]