'Uncharted' finally wraps up production after more than a decade since it was first announced. Here's what's next.
After a long wait, 'Uncharted' finally finished filming last year and is set to release a few months from now.
The completion of the film productions seemed like a dream come true and almost unbelievable.
The film started development in 2008 and had more than half-a-dozen directors attached to the project gone and through.
Finally, director Ruben Fleischer got hired to direct the film in February 2020, and what once seemed to be impossible finally happened. Fleischer managed to bring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg to play the lead roles for the action-adventure film, which serves as an adaptation of a video game series of the same name.
Here is everything we know so far about 'Uncharted.'
Listed release date as of this writing: July 16, 2021
The release of 'Uncharted' has been long overdue. 'Uncharted' was originally scheduled for release on June 10, 2016.
The movie adaptation finally finished filming in October last year, and Sony has set a release date of July 16, 2021. This was the initial release date of Spider-Man 3 before the studio moved the schedules for its future films.
Unfortunately, this release date can still get further delays due to the pandemic.
Spider-Man actor Tom Holland is taking up the lead role of a younger Nathan Drake.
Meanwhile, Mark Wahlberg is stepping in as Drake’s mentor and seasoned treasure hunter Victor "Sully."
In March 2020, Variety reported that Antonio Banderas will be joining the cast members for a yet to be disclosed role, along with Sophia Ali and “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” actor Tati Gabrielle.
Sophia Taylor Ali will reportedly play Chloe Frazer, Nathan's love interest.
The actors in the film adaptation are younger than the characters in the video games for one reason. The movie will be a prequel to the game series, picking up before the events of the first game, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.
But to make things clear, this isn't a prequel that explores Drake's early history, but rather the events preceding Drake's Fortune.
Dan Trachtenberg, who was initially set to direct the film before Travis Knight took over (who also later left the project), shared some details about the movie's plot.
"(In the Uncharted movie) he might go a little bit older in a way that you realize, 'Oh, it's Nathan before the first game,' but it's not like Young Nate Drake,” Trachtenberg told Gamesradar. “He's not playing Nathan in the flashbacks. This is actually just Nathan and Sully's first adventure."
Although Trachtenberg has since left the film, there's still a good chance that the film's premise did not receive a lot of changes.
Although 'Uncharted' already wrapped up film production, we still don't have an official trailer for the film.
We've waited for years for this, so waiting for a few months more wouldn't be so hard (hopefully).
We will be updating this space once we get the official trailer.