It’s happening, people. After years and years of directors joining and leaving the project the Uncharted movie is going to start being filmed in four weeks. The information came from Tom Holland himself in an interview with IGN. Tom Holland is playing Nathan Drake while Mark Wahlberg is taking on the role of Sully. Of course, people will also be wondering what kind of inspiration the games themselves will be having on the movie. Tom gives some idea in the video below.
Sony's Uncharted movie starts filming in four weeks, according to Tom Holland. pic.twitter.com/jqKo6Apx6l
— IGN (@IGN) February 19, 2020
If you can’t watch that video then here’s the information. According to Tom, Uncharted 4 will give a lot of inspiration for the story but the film will very much be its own thing. As Tom is portraying a younger Nathan Drake in the movie this will be a prequel of sorts, which avoids the issue of having to adopt a game directly. Apparently, the stunt team is already on location in Berlin getting ready for filming there but this will be a globetrotting adventure.
A director is yet to be confirmed as so many have left but Ruben Fleischer, director of Zombieland: Double Tap and Venom, is thought to be taking the seat. Previous people attached to direct the project include Travis Knight, David O. Russell, Dan Trachtenberg, Shawn Levy, Seth Gordon, and Neil Burger. Each left for their own reason with Travis Knight apparently leaving due to Tom Holland’s own filming schedule clash.
The Uncharted movie has been in development for so long that Mark Wahlberg has gone from originally being considered to play Nathan Drake, and now he is Victor Sullivan. Sony recently announced it had pushed back the release date of the movie to March 2021 after previously announcing a December 2020 release date. With filming, post-production, marketing all needing time the new release date seems more doable.