Tom Holland confirms that the movie Uncharted begins filming in Berlin next month and is inspired by the video game Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
Tom Holland says the Unexplored the movie begins filming next month and is inspired by the game Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. As fans know too well, Sony has been trying to get a movie based on Naughty Dog’s action-adventure video game series off the ground since 2008. The Unexplored The film has been in development for so long that original Nathan Drake actor Mark Wahlberg has since been recast as treasure hunter’s mentor Victor (aka Sully) Sullivan, facing Holland as the younger version of Drake in the current iteration of the project. This is not to mention the number of directors who have succeeded during this period (six, to date).
In the latest development, Unexplored was pushed back from December 2020 to March 2021, after director Travis Knight (Bumblebee) has resigned due to a scheduling conflict. It has since been reported that Sony has turned to its trusted partner Venom and Zombieland 1 & 2 Coxswain Ruben Fleischer to take command instead, with the intention of starting production in the immediate future. Fortunately, judging by Holland’s recent update, it looks like things are finally falling into place for the project.
Talk with IGN at the Pixar World Premiere Forward (in which he stars with Chris Pratt), Holland confirmed Unexplored begins filming in four weeks in Berlin and congratulated the film’s stunt department for having “has already done an incredible job preparing the stunts”. He also referred to the inspiration for the film, noting The end of a thief will have a major influence:
“One of my favorite video games is the fourth Uncharted game … And a lot of inspiration for the movie came from this game in particular … When I sat down with it [Sony Chairman] Tom Rothman, and we were talking about video games and I was like “I just finished Uncharted”, and he was like “Well, why don’t you play Nathan Drake?” And I remember saying ‘I would do anything to play Nathan Drake’ … “
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End finds Drake living a life of retirement when trained in the search for the long-lost treasure of English pirate Henry Avery by his estranged brother Samuel (with Sully for the ride). Obviously, the Unexplored the film will not be a direct adaptation of The end of a thief; Holland has already confirmed that the film will be an origin story for a young Drake. That being said, it’s possible that Avery’s Treasure could serve as MacGuffin in the movie. Alternatively, the film could end up visiting some of the locations of The end of a thief, such as the Scottish Highlands, Italy and / or King’s Bay. It’s also plausible that the film would take inspiration from the game in terms of styling and settings, instead of removing specific plot elements (assuming it doesn’t combine all three).
Between Unexplored and Indiana Jones 5 soon starting production for release in the summer of 2021, next year could end up seeing some kind of rebirth for the action-adventure genre of international treasure hunters. Holland already has a lot of support thanks to his charismatic performance as Spider-Man in the MCU, and could potentially bring just the right amount of confidence and inexperience to the role of a young Drake. He might even turn out to have a strong chemistry with Wahlberg as crisp father figure Sully, leaving audiences wanting to see the couple reunite in a Unexplored following. If nothing else, it’s just nice to know that the movie is finally (maybe) going to happen this time around.
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- Unexplored (2022)Release Date: February 11, 2022
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