Movie productions are slowly getting back on track, and after years of delays, it finally looks like Sony’s Uncharted movie is getting off the ground. Just in, Tom Holland has teased prep for his lead character Nathan Drake.
This was posted on his IG stories (via Discussing Film):
Tom Holland has seemingly confirmed that production is resuming on Sony’s live-action ‘UNCHARTED’ film.
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) July 11, 2020
While he doesn’t outright mention Uncharted in the post, he does mention Mark Wahlberg who’ll be starring with him in the film. Though Nathan Drake is a middle-aged man in the game franchise, the movies look to be a prequel, and Wahlberg is playing Drake’s mentor and fellow thief Victor “Sully” Sullivan.
The Uncharted film has been through development hell over the years, passing over directors like Shawn Levy and Travis Knight before finally landing on Ruben Fleischer (Venom). We don’t know exactly what’s in store for the film, but hopefully after spending so long in development hell (and quarantine lockdown), we’re going to get something so neatly polished it has to be good.
Either way, if this doesn’t work out, we always have the Last of Us series being planned for HBO as well as the Fallout show coming to Amazon Prime Video. If anything, it’s kind of a late revelation that the immersion of video games is best suited for the television format, but with the spectacle that’s expected with Uncharted, I would suspect only a movie budget could pull it off.
Uncharted is slated for a release on July 16, 2021.