‘Uncharted’ has had its release date pushed back multiple times – here’s all the latest. It might have been a long time coming, but an Uncharted movie is now almost upon us.
It was all the way back in 2008 that we first got word of an Uncharted movie and in the years since there have been various stops and starts with Mark Wahlberg, Chris Pratt and Nathan Fillion all linked with the lead role of adventurer Nathan Drake.
However, the wheels were finally set in motion when Spider-Man himself, Tom Holland, took on the iconic role with Wahlberg relegated to the role of mentor, Sully.
After multiple delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, the highly-anticipated adventure flick is finally coming to our screens in 2022.
And, judging by the Uncharted features on the cover of the new issue of Total Film magazine, fans are in for a treat.
Talking about their search for the right filmmaker for the movie, Holland told Total Film (via GamesRadar): “Some of [the directors] came in, and had ideas that we didn’t like, that just didn’t fit the characters, and we had to move on to other people. We took inspiration from everyone. There were very different variations of Drake, and very different variations of Sully.
“Some people preferred to make the game, some people wanted to make it completely different to the game. It was an interesting process – one that I wouldn’t like to be in again. It’s quite stressful looking for a director.”
Sony Pictures officially signed Ruben Fleischer (Venom, Zombieland) in March 2020 to direct the movie. Fletcher revealed landing Uncharted was partly down to his long-standing relationship with the studio.
“I was firing on all cylinders from a production standpoint,” he explained to Total Film while in the final stages of postproduction on Uncharted. “I was just really in the rhythm of making movies.”
Uncharted certainly looks to be as action-packed as the video games judging by the trailer – so here’s everything you need to know about the film.
‘Uncharted’ movie release date
The release date is currently set at Friday 18th February 2022 after a number of setbacks.
Fans of the video game Uncharted have been waiting for the film to hit cinema screens for many years with previous dates including the 5th of March 2021, 16th of July 2021 and 8th of October 2021. Prior dates included 2016 and 2017.
A host of directors including David O. Russell, Neil Burger, Seth Gordon, Shawn Levy, Dan Trachtenberg and Travis Knight signed up to work on the project before leaving and the Coronavirus pandemic made penciling a definite date in the calendar difficult.
But with Ruben Fleischer, who has previously worked on films Zombieland and Venom, leading the project, fans will hopefully not see the release pushed back yet again.
Sony has also signed a deal with Netflix for exclusive streaming rights to their future films in the US – if a similar deal is struck in the UK, then Uncharted would stream exclusively on Netflix following its theatrical release.
‘Uncharted’ Movie cast
Tom Holland is set to star as Nathan Drake who searches out fortunes and claims to be a descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake.
Fellow fortune hunter Victor Sullivan will be played by Mark Wahlberg after he was originally cast as Nathan Drake when the film went into development back in 2010.
Other big names include Antonio Banderas, Sophia Taylor Ali as Nathan’s love interest Chloe Frazer, and Tati Gabrielle as Braddock.
‘Uncharted’ Movie trailer
Finally, we have an Uncharted trailer to watch. Check it out below:
What is the ‘Uncharted’ Movie about?
Uncharted takes inspiration from the fourth game in the PlayStation franchise, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and follows the life of treasure hunter Nathan Drake, played by Tom Holland.
The story is a prequel to the games and follows Nathan Drake as he travels around the world in a bid to find unique treasures, revealing details about how he befriended Victor Sullivan.
If the films are similar to the games, cinema-goers can expect high-energy action and dramatic fight scenes.