After it was first announced in 2008 that an Uncharted film would be making its way into the world, Sony Pictures has just released the trailer for the new movie starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg.
The film was initially meant to be release last year, however due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it - and the rest of the film industry - came grinding to a halt.
This is everything you need to know.
What is Uncharted about?
Uncharted is based on the Naughty Dog franchise of the same name, with the upcoming film specifically taking inspiration from the fourth game, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
The film will follow the life of Nathan Drake, a treasure hunter, and is a prequel to the games, serving as an origin story for Drake.
Audiences will watch as Drake travels around the world in search of incredible treasures, and will also reveal how he struck up a friendship with Victor Sullivan.
The official synopsis from Sony Pictures says: “Based on one of the best-selling, most critically acclaimed video game series of all time, Uncharted introduces audiences to the young street-smart Nathan Drake, and showcases his first treasure hunting adventure with wisecracking partner Victor “Sully” Sullivan.
“In an action-adventure epic that spans the globe, the two go in dangerous pursuit of “the greatest treasure never found” while also tracking clues that may lead to Nathan’s long-lost brother.”
Who is cast in the film?
Taking on the title role of Nathan Drake is Tom Holland, who you might recognise from his roles in feature films like the Spider Man and Avengers franchise, as well as projects like Cherry, The Devil All the Time, Wolf Hall and The Impossible.
Mark Wahlberg was originally meant to be starring as Nathan Drake when the first went into development in 2010, but has since moved into the role as fellow fortune hunter, and mentor, Victor “Sully” Sullivan.
Viewers will know Wahlberg from films like Daddy’s Home, Lone Survivor, Entourage, The Other Guys, The Happening and The Basketball Diaries.
Also starring in the upcoming adaptation are Tati Gabrielle (You, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Antonio Banderas (The Skin I Live In, Genius) and Sophia Ali (The Wilds, Grey’s Anatomy).
The film has seen a whole host of directors sign up to work on the project, including David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook), Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane), Neil Burger (Limitless), Shawn Levy (Stranger Things) and Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses), but in the end it was Ruben Fleischer who took on the job.
Fleischer has directed episodes of TV series such as Superstore, Santa Clarita Diet and Escape My Life, as well as films including Gangster Squad, Venom and Zombieland.
When will it be released in the UK?
Currently, the release date is scheduled for 11 February 2022, although fans eager to see the video game adaptation on the big screen have already experienced a number of setbacks when it comes to its launch date.
Previously, the film was supposed to be released earlier this year, on 5 March, then 16 July, then 8 October.
In the US, Sony struck a deal with Netflix for exclusive streaming rights for the production company’s future films, and if a similar deal is agreed upon in the UK, it would mean that Uncharted would be available to stream on Netflix after its release in cinemas.
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