More than a decade later, the action-adventure game series, Uncharted developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, is set to have its own live-action movie in theatres soon.
The movie explores the close-knit relationship between a renowned treasure hunter, Nathan Drake, and his father-figure, friend Victor Sullivan in their pursuit of thrilling escapades.
Originally, Uncharted was scheduled for release on June 10, 2016, which was later shifted to December 18, 2020, by Sony Pictures Entertainment. Tom Holland, the film’s hero, and his tight timetable with the production of Spider-Man 3 have pushed deadlines even further.
In spite of all the upheavals, the movie is in pre-production stage and ready to hit the USA theatre screens on October 8, 2021.
The lead role of Nathan Drake is being played by Marvel-hit actor Tom Holland with the character’s genuine friend; Victor Sullivan played by Mark Wahlberg.
Antonio Banderas, Tati Gabrielle, and Sophia Ali are a part of the cast as well, but the allotment of their roles remains undisclosed.
The widely anticipated film serves as a prequel to the games. In his interview with IGN for his latest fantasy film, Onward, Tom Holland talked about his ties to Uncharted.
“I think what ‘Uncharted’ offers that most video games films don’t is that it’s an origin story to the games… So if you played the games, you haven’t seen what’s going to happen in the film. And if you haven’t played the games, you’re going to enjoy the film because it’s information that everyone else is getting at the same time.”
As of now, no trailer has been released by the studios. The movie is still stuck in its pre-production stage.
Tom Holland landed his role in this movie via Chris Pratt when he had declined the script and referred Tom for the same. In his recent Instagram live video with Justin Beiber, Tom commented on the progress of his upcoming movie.
“I’m doing this movie called ‘Uncharted,’ which is based on a video game, we turned up for the first day of shooting, and they shut us down.”
The shutdown is speculated to have been implemented due to global pandemic COVID-19.