Uncharted movie: film reviews, UK cinema release date, who’s in the cast with Tom Holland - and age rating

Over a decade after rumours of an Uncharted movie first began to swirl, Nathan Drake is finally making his way to the big screen

It’s been over a decade in the making, but the Uncharted film - based on the PlayStation video game series of the same name developed by Naughty Dog - is finally arriving.

Those critically acclaimed games follow Nathan Drake, a treasure hunter who travels across the world to uncover various historical mysteries.

Fans of the games are certainly excited to see the gaming hero on the big screen, but will non-gamers and action-adventure fans get just as much of a kick out of it?

Here is everything you need to know.

What is Uncharted?

The film adaption serves as a prequel of sorts - so you won’t need to have played any of the games to enjoy it fully - and takes place years before the events of 2007’s Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, the first game in the franchise.

A young Nathan Drake and his partner Victor "Sully" Sullivan go up against a wealthy, ruthless fortune hunter and his mercenaries to claim "the greatest treasure never found" while also tracking clues that may lead to Drake's long-lost brother.

Who stars in it?

(Photo: Sony Pictures Releasing)(Photo: Sony Pictures Releasing)
(Photo: Sony Pictures Releasing)

The film stars Tom Holland as Nathan Drake, a young fortune hunter - in the games he is depicted as being in his 30s - who claims to be a descendant of famed English explorer, Sir Francis Drake.

Mark Wahlberg co-stars as Drake’s mentor and father figure Sully, a seasoned fortune hunter (Wahlberg was originally set to star as Nathan Drake when talk of an Uncharted film was first doing the rounds).

In response to the film’s trailers, voice actor Nolan North - who voiced Drake in the Uncharted games - gave his seal of approval to the trailer.

“Wow! I looked great in my twenties!” he tweeted. “@TomHolland1996 and @markwahlberg nailed the Drake-Sully dynamic in @unchartedmovie. Thanks to director @rubenfleischer and everyone involved!!! See you all in February!”

Alongside them, Sophia Ali (Grey’s Anatomy) plays Chloe Frazer, a fellow fortune hunter and an associate of Sully's who serves as Drake’s love interest in the film.

The film’s villains are played by Antonio Banderas as ruthless treasure hunter Moncada, and Tati Gabrielle (You, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) as Braddock, a mercenary working against Drake and Sully.

Who is directing it?

The Uncharted film is directed by Venom’s Ruben Fleischer, with a script by Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway.

When can I watch it?

Uncharted is scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom on Friday 11 February.

Over the past few years we’ve become used to blockbuster films having their release dates pushed back as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, but Uncharted has suffered from a staggeringly high number of setbacks.

Talk of an Uncharted film has been circulating for over half a decade, and tentative early release dates suggested we could’ve seen a big-screen adaptation as early as 2016.

That became 2017, and then production on the film went quiet until 2020.

Its original 18 December 2020 release date seemed locked in before coronavirus swept the globe, pushing the date back to 5 March.

Further delays saw Uncharted slip back to 8 October 2021, then miraculously brought forward by a number of months to 16 July, before settling in its current scheduled date of 11 February 2022.

Even then, the film hadn’t entirely settled, and it was announced that audiences in the US won’t be able to get their eyes on the finished product until a week later on 18 February.

Is it any good?

At the time of writing, critics have not had a chance to get eyes on the film, and so reviews for Uncharted are not yet available.

What age rating will it have?

Uncharted has been given an official age rating of 12A by the BBFC, with the warning of moderate violence.

The game’s are rated as being suitable for played aged 15 and above, though film makers wanted to make the most of its potential audience.

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