As the entertainment industry (and every other industry for that matter) slows down due to the arrival of COVID-19 / coronavirus movie that are currently in production are being closed down. The latest project that has been halted is the Uncharted movie which was set to begin soon in Berlin. However, as nations including Germany shut their borders and companies look to minimise the risk to themselves and their employees Sony has made the decision to pause. The Uncharted movie is slated to be released March 5th, 2021 but the movie’s release date has changed so many times that another delay would not be a surprise, and if the virus continues to have a long term impact that is almost certainly likely to be pushed back.
Tom Holland is taking the lead role of Nathan Drake, playing a younger version of the character with some events inspired by Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End but being very much a prequel to the gaming series giving some creative leeway. Mark Wahlberg is stepping into the shoes of Victor Sullivan with Antonio Banderas, Sophia Ali and “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” actor Tati Gabrielle also joining the cast.
As of today almost all cinemas in the UK are closed with Vue, Odeon, Cineworld and Picturehouse all shutting their doors as Coronavirus takes hold. What this means for upcoming movies remains to be seen, some such as No Time To Die, the new James Bond film, has been delayed, and just a few hours ago Marvel’s next blockbuster, Black Widow, was also delayed.
However, Deadline are reporting that some new movies that are currently playing in cinemas are going to be available to rent from home within days. Universal Pictures will release Emma and The Invisible Man on streaming services but they will be rather expensive, somewhere near £20 to reflect the price of two cinemas tickets. Trolls World Tour, which was set to be released this April, will go straight to streaming alongside a theatrical release – assuming there are cinemas open to show it in.