You have to feel a little sorry for the Uncharted movie, it has been struggling to get made for ten years and, finally, shooting was about to start and then a pesky virus managed to shut down the world.
Like everything else that means the movie has been delayed and will now miss the March 5th 2021 release and will end up on the big screen on December 8th 2021. Well, that’s the current plan at the moment, given the tumultuous crawl to get the movie on screen I wouldn’t be surprised if we don’t see it until 2025.
It’s not just Uncharted that Sony are moving, all of their films are being pushed back, here is more from Variety.
Jason Reitman’s “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” has moved from July 10, 2020, to March 5, 2021; Jared Leto’s “Morbius” has been pushed back from July 31, 2020, to March 19, 2021; Tom Holland-starring video game adaptation “Uncharted” went from March 5, 2021, to Oct. 8, 2021; and “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway” moved from Aug. 7, 2020, to Jan. 15, 2021. An untitled Sony/Marvel movie was also delayed from an original Oct. 8, 2021 date and is now undated.
The Uncharted movie was set to film in Berlin but as Germany shut their borders that was impossible and filming was put on hold.
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.
According to Tom Holland, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will act as the main inspiration for the younger Nathan Drake though the film will be its own contained story. This will help avoid issues of trying to adapt moments from the games to the films. The Uncharted movie’s release date has been pushed back a number of times. Recently, the movie’s date was pushed back from December 2020 to March 2021. The movie has been a long time coming. So long in fact that Mark Wahlberg was originally considered to play Nathan Drake, and now he is going to be Victor Sullivan.