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.
Ultimately, Spider-Man himself, Tom Holland, has taken on the iconic role with Wahlberg shifted to the role of mentor, Sully – Holland would have been 12 in 2008 so the delay was probably for the best.
With Uncharted initially set to appear on our screens this year, the COVID-19 pandemic struck – as it did across the whole of the entertainment industry – meaning we now have to wait until 2022 to feast our eyes on the highly-anticipated adventure flick. Happily though, it will be quite early on in the year.
And it 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.
What was the Uncharted movie with Nathan Fillion?
In 2018 an action adventure short film called The Uncharted Action Fan Film starring Nathan Fillion based on the PlayStation games was released on YouTube.
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The 14-minute clip saw treasure hunter Nathan Drake (Nathan Fillion) captured while searching for the lost treasure of the Flor de la Mar.
The film was released by Nathan Fillion on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube after he teased his followers on social media and it was viewed more than two million times in two days.
Fans campaigned for Netflix or YouTube Premium to fund a digital series to follow on from the short film but nothing came to fruition.
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