The Uncharted movie is on its way and here's everything we know about it so far.
The Uncharted series is among video game company Naughty Dog's greatest successes. The four games in the series were fun to play but also had a very interesting storyline that kept you wanting more. And now we are getting a film adaptation of that video game storyline that we all grew to love. The film has quite a solid team which includes the Marvel superstar Tom Holland. But the film continues to experience delays. Here's everything we know so far about the upcoming film.
The Uncharted film was first set to be released on December 18, 2020. However, due to a number of delays the release date has been pushed to March 5, 2021. One of the reasons for the delay is the loss of the director Travis Knight. Filming is now expected to begin sometime in March 2020.
Tom Holland has been selected to play our favorite explorer Nathan Drake. It is also being said that Mark Wahlberg will play Drake's trusty sidekick Sully. Holland made the announcement to IGN recently that he will begin filming for the series in a few weeks. He said:
We start shooting in like four weeks. Mark Wahlberg is going to be amazing as Sully, the stunt department that we have out there in Berlin have done an amazing job already prepping the stunts, and it's gonna be an exciting one.
Sony's Uncharted movie starts filming in four weeks, according to Tom Holland. pic.twitter.com/jqKo6Apx6l— IGN (@IGN) February 19, 2020
The synopsis of the film is:
A descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake, a treasure hunter named Nathan Drake believes he has learned the whereabouts of El Dorado, the fabled South American golden city, a cursed golden statue. the search becomes competitive when a rival hunter joins the fray.
The producer Charles Roven has revealed that the film will be an origin story, following the early adventures of Nathan Drake and Sully. He said:
We’ve come up with a wonderful origin story but it’s still based on the Uncharted video game. It doesn’t take place during any of the time period of any of the Uncharted video games. It actually takes place when Nathan Drake (who’s the lead of that game) and Sully, I guess you’d call him his surrogate father, were much younger. It’s an origin story that evolves out of the game but is not from the game.
Travis Knight, who is responsible for the Transformers spin-off Bumblebee was hired as the director for the film in September. It was then revealed that he left due to some scheduling conflicts. It was reported that Tom Holland has been prioritizing the third Spider-Man film set to be released on July 16th, 2021 and not the Uncharted film. Because of this, Knight had some scheduling issues and he had to leave.
Are you looking forward to seeing the Uncharted movie?