The Uncharted movie has been talked about since 2008. Avi Arad announced that year that he was working on the film along side Sony. The film has been in development Hell since that time with little progress made towards production. Finally we have some information regarding casting and a release date for the Uncharted film adaptation.
CAST AND CREW CHOICES
In 2010, Mark Wahlberg was said to have some involvement with the film and was rumored to be playing the main protagonist of the series, Nathan Drake. However Wahlberg dropped out of the film and left casting up in the air once more.
Nathan Fillion of Firefly and Castle fame stepped forward with an interest to play the lead character for the adaptation, even starting a Twitter campaign for the role. He also starred in a fan film for Uncharted, directed by Allan Ungar. The fan film was a perfect film translation of the video game. It featured Fillion in the role of Nathan Drake with all the wit and charm from the game.
Much to the dismay of fans of the fan film, Fillion will not be filling the role of Nathan. The Uncharted film is set to focus more on the younger years of Nathan Drake. Tom Holland, fresh off his Spider-Man fame is set to take the role.
Shawn Levy, who is known for the Night at the Museum series was originally attached to direct the Unchartedbut is now no longer. The director position will instead go to Dan Trachtenberg, who previously directed the 2016 film 10 Cloverfield Lane.
RELEASE DATE AND CONCLUSION
The film adaptation currently is reported to have a release date of December 18, 2020 according to www.hollywoodreporter.com. This is the same day that Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story releases as well.
This is the current information regarding the long awaited adaptation of Uncharted that we have so far. There is still the casting for Sully and other characters revolving around Nathan Drake’s younger years. I am excited to hear more and will stand by waiting for the first images and trailer. I hope you are as excited at I am!