Sony Footage has launched the official trailer for Uncharted, its long-awaited adaptation primarily based on the hugely popular motion/journey online game franchise of the same name. Films primarily based on online game franchises may be hit and miss, even when the video games themselves are superior. And this one has been caught in improvement hell since 2008, with a number of shifts in writers, administrators, and solid members. However the completed movie additionally stars Tom Holland and is directed by Ruben Fleischer, who gave us Zombieland and Zombieland: Double Tap. And the trailer has loads of motion and humor, so shade us intrigued by Uncharted.
(Some spoilers for the video games beneath.)
Created by Amy Hennig and developed by Naughty Canine, the unique Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune debuted on PlayStation 3 in 2007. A number of extra video games adopted, all receiving important acclaim, and the franchise has bought over 41 million copies worldwide to this point. The principle protagonist is skilled treasure hunter Nathan Drake, who claims to be a descendent of English explorer Francis Drake. The opposite main characters are Victor “Sully” Sullivan, a former US Navy officer who turns into Nate’s mentor and father determine; investigative journalist Elena Fisher, who turns into Nate’s romantic associate; and Chloe Frazer, a reckless adventurer who serves as a foil to Elena.
After years of delay on the movie challenge, Fleischer signed on as director in January 2020 and managed to wrap filming final October regardless of much more delays due to the continuing pandemic. Tom Holland has said the movie shall be a prequel and can draw inspiration from Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. In that recreation’s storyline, we get a flashback to what occurred a number of years earlier than the occasions of the primary recreation. Nate and his brother Sam journey to Panama to hunt for the misplaced treasure of a pirate named Henry Avery, and so they ally themselves with rival treasure hunter and businessman Rafe Adler. Sam is presumably killed on the journey.
Fifteen years after the occasions of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Sam exhibits as much as see Nate, who’s now married to Elena, and persuades his brother to help him on one final treasure hunt. Sam’s life is at stake: both the brothers discover Avery’s treasure, or Sam shall be killed by drug lord Hector Alcázar. The storyline additionally consists of extra details about the Drake brothers’ backstory: their historian mom had a principle concerning the descendants of Drake, and once they acquired into hassle with the regulation, the brothers modified their final identify to Drake in her honor.
A number of of these story components appear to have been preserved in Fleischer’s movie, though the trailer mentions Ferdinand Magellan‘s explorations (fairly than Avery’s pirate treasure) and a legendary misplaced treasure probably related to the Portuguese explorer. Per the official premise:
Based mostly on one of many best-selling, most critically acclaimed online game collection of all time, Uncharted introduces audiences to the younger street-smart Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) and showcases his first treasure searching journey with wisecracking associate Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg). In an action-adventure epic that spans the globe, the 2 go in harmful pursuit of ‘the best treasure by no means discovered’ whereas additionally monitoring clues which will result in Nathan’s long-lost brother.
Enjoyable truth: Wahlberg was initially within the working to star as Nathan Drake, however the movie took so lengthy to make, he aged out of the position. Sophia Taylor Ali performs Chloe Frazer, who can even be Drake’s love curiosity within the movie. Antonio Banderas performs a rival “ruthless treasure hunter”—probably Rafe Adler, though the trailer mentions his household connection to the “Home of Moncada.” Tati Gabrielle performs a personality named Braddock, who may be the movie’s equal of Nadine Ross, a South African mercenary in Thief’s Finish who works for Rafe. There is no point out in the latest solid record of anybody taking part in Elena Fisher, however that does not imply she will not make an look. Sam is talked about a number of instances within the trailer, so perhaps we’ll ultimately see him, too.
Uncharted is slated to hit theaters on February 18, 2022. Netflix and Disney have bought the streaming rights after the movie ends its theatrical run.
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