Sony unveils a new still from the long-in-development adaptation of Uncharted with Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg as Nathan Drake and Sully.
The still was released via a New York Times article on Sony’s efforts on adapting big Playstation and Xbox game-to-film franchises for movies and TV.
Based on Naughty Dog’s adventure video game franchise of the same, Uncharted centers on young fortune hunter Drake as he becomes the famed explorer.
As early as 2008, Sony’s Avi Arad shared that he was working with the company on developing the film adaptation of Uncharted. The film was passed on by different directors, from David O. Russell in 2010, Neil Burger in 2011, Seth Gordon in 2014, Shawn Levy in 2016, Dan Trachtenberg in 2019, Travis Knight in 2019, to Ruben Fleisher finally doing the directing duties since announced in January 2020.
Principal photography started on March 16, 2020, shooting in areas around Berlin. Filming was shut down mid March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Filming had believed to have resumed in July 2020, shooting in areas in Germany. Production concluded October 2020.
The film was originally scheduled to be released June 2016 but with was moved to June 2017. After all the delays, Uncharted was supposed to finally arrive in cinemas March 5, 2021 but was further delayed to October 2021 because of the pandemic. It is now scheduled to be released theatrically in the US on February 18, 2022.
Uncharted stars Mark Wahlberg and Tom Holland, with Antonio Banderas, Sophia Taylor Ali, and Tati Gabrielle in supporting roles. Directed by Ruben Fleischer from Sony Pictures.