Ten years of tribulations, a light can be glimpsed at the end of the tunnel …
There will certainly be a film his Uncharted, video game saga launched on PlayStation from Sony as a publisher e Naughty Dog as a developer, back in 2007 with Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. The journey of this move to the cinema has been very bumpy, so we offer you a sequence of questions and answers to try to rearrange yours and our ideas.
UPDATED ON 23-10-2020 The first photo by Tom Holland as Nathan Drake!
UPDATED ON 15-7-2020 Tom Holland announces that filming for Uncharted has started. Integration with participation of Banderas and appointment of the definitive director.
UPDATED ON 27-4-2020 New release date: July 16, 2021 in the US
UPDATED ON 17-2-2020 Tom Holland explicitly confirms that the film is an origin story with unreleased material.
UPDATED ON 27-1-2020: The film was postponed to March 2021.
UPDATED ON 2-1-2020: the film also loses the last director, Travis Knight.
UPDATED ON 15-11-2019: Mark Wahlberg returns as Sully.
Who will bring Nathan Drake to the screen in Uncharted The Movie?
The protagonist will be the adventurer Tom Holland, which is also the new cinematic Spider-Man, again for Sony. The very young Holland seems out of the question, but everything is explained: the idea is to tie in to the flashbacks of Uncharted 3 and of the last Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (2016), which told of the relationship of a very young Nate with his older brother Samuel.
So Uncharted – Will the movie be an origin story?
We do not know if the timeline of the film will coincide perfectly with that of the flashback or if it takes place shortly after, in any case the Uncharted movie will be a ‘origin story, as Tom Holland confirmed to IGN in February 2020: “I think Uncharted offers what most video game movies don’t, which is an origin story for games. If you’ve played, you’ve never seen what’s going to happen. in the movie. And if you’ve never played, you’ll enjoy the movie because there’s new information, which everyone will have at the same time. “
A first was also released in October 2020 photo by Tom Holland as Nathan Drake.
Is Mark Wahlberg in Uncharted The Movie? Is he the bad guy?
Not only that, in fact Mark Wahlberg was the second actor to be linked to this project, since its inception in the distant 2008. It was spoken before Nathan Fillion of Buffy, Serenity and Castle, but it was actually he who volunteered for the part himself, stirring up his and the franchise’s fans on Twitter. Sony didn’t seem to have taken this into consideration. However, it seems that, after Wahlberg’s departure from the title role, the part was offered to Chris Pratt, which would have declined. The change of direction of the project, aimed at a target audience of very young people, then led to the very different Holland. Note that Wahlberg is back in the game, however, as Victor “Sully” Sullivan, the mentor of the almost beardless Nathan.
Antonio Banderas he joined the cast, apparently in the role of the villain, but we await confirmation on this.
When does the Uncharted movie come out?
The release date, after the Coronavirus emergency, was placed on July 16, 2021 in the States, making it slip since March. Over the years we have seen several alleged shooting and release dates announced. It was supposed to shoot in 2011, then in early 2015 (with a June 2016 release date). Subsequently it was announced in theaters for June 2017, only to then place another start of filming (January 2017) for a date therefore incompatible with that distribution: a film of this magnitude certainly does not shoot in the six months before its release. Travis Knight’s exit from the project (see below) also vaporized the December 2020 date, which seemed the final one.
Who is the director of Uncharted The Movie?
Good question. The last designated director was Travis Knight, an author who comes from stop-motion animation to Laika (Kubo and the magic sword), recently also director of live-action with Bumblebee, the Transformers spin-off. His exit from the project in early January 2020 is yet another slap in the face in ten years of troubled pre-production. Knight was in fact only the last name of an immense list: the first dates back to 2010 and was even that of David O. Russell, when the idea was still to simply transpose the first videogame chapter. In fact, Russell stayed on the project for a year, attracting the involvement of Wahlberg, who had worked with him in The Fighter. After Russell, the film ended up in the hands of: Neil Burger (2011-2012), Seth Gordon (2014-2015), Shawn Levy (2016-2018), Dan Trachtenberg (January-August 2019) and finally Knight. A hot potato, no doubt.
At the helm of the set that has finally left there is Ruben Fleischer, author of Venom.
Who is the writer of Uncharted The Movie?
The script you should be using on set should be that of Joe Carnahan, completed in January 2017, but there have been rewrites since then by Rafe Judkins: if Carnahan will no longer be accredited, it will be necessary to deduce that the weight of these rewrites was enormous. The number of screenwriters active on the project over the past ten years was however comparable to that of directors. We quote in chronological order Thomas Dean Donnelly & Joshua Oppenheimer, Russell himself, Marianne & Cormac Wibberley, Mark Boal, David guggenheim.
According to what seems like an urban legend (given the comic book preferred by the authors), Sony would have asked for a draft even to Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg. The two actually stated that they received the proposal and refused. Thank god?
Uncharted Il film e PlayStation Productions
“Playstation Productions” is the name of Sony’s film sub-label, specifically aimed at adaptations of its video games. Although it will debut with Uncharted, it had in fact already started its run with a different name (PlayStation Originals) and the two animated films. Heavenly Sword (2014) e Ratchet & Clank (2016).