Fans of Sony’s PS4 game franchise Uncharted were thrown into excitement when news first broke that the video game was having a film adaptation. Stars Mark Wahlberg (Spencer Confidential) and Tom Holland (Spiderman: Homecoming) were announced as the lead characters in what promised to be an eagerly anticipated movie.
A first look at both characters has premiered, revealing what the two are up to in the new movie adaption of the video game. Tom Holland as Nathan “Nate” Drake, and Mark Wahlberg is his mentor Victor “Sully” Sullivan, the two main protagonists’ fans of the franchise know. The Uncharted movie also stars Sophia Taylor Ali as Chloe Frazer, Tati Gabrielle as new character Braddock, and Antonio Banderas as the mysterious villain after the same treasure as Nate and Sully.
The trailer appears to throw in a few nods to the Naughty Dog-developed games, with plot elements borrowed from both Uncharted 3 and 4. The airplane setpiece that ends the trailer is straight from the third game in the series, right down to Nate falling out of the plane and immediately cursing in pain. Despite that, the Ruben Fleischer-directed movie has been pitched as an origin story for the character, so it’s safe to assume this won’t be a one-to-one adaptation.
Plans for an Uncharted film were announced all the way back in 2008, less than a year after the first game in the series was released on PlayStation 3. The project went through a number of directors, including David O. Russell, before it officially entered pre-production with Zombieland helmer Ruben Fleischer last year. PlayStation plans to release a remastered collection of A Thief’s End and The Lost Legacy, the fourth game and its spinoff, for PS5 and PC early next year.
Check out the first official trailer of the Uncharted movie below:
Fans can catch the upcoming film from February 2022.
Excited for this? You definitely have to be.