New images from the expected video game customization Uncharted tease Nathan Drake’s first big screen adventure. The project has been in development for several years and is about to open in theaters. Tom Holland plays the leading role Uncharted as Nathan Drake and Mark Wahlberg as mentor to Victor Sullivan along with a supporting cast that includes Antonio Banderas, Sophia Taylor Ali and Tati Gabrielle. Wahlberg originally starred as Drake in the film adaptation, but development took much longer than expected, so Holland was brought on board.
Fans are waiting for the Uncharted Trailer, but the wait for the first official footage will likely be a little longer. For now, a few new pictures have to be enough. One of the new pictures shows a gold cross. In another image, the cross actually appears to be a secret key, though it’s unclear what it will reveal when the film hits theaters. Elsewhere, an old statue with cobwebs and an old world map is shown.
Uncharted will put the focus on a younger Nathan Drake who is different from what fans are used to in the video games. The film is believed to open a franchise with Tom Holland starring in all of the episodes, though that largely depends on how well it does on its final release. Sony first announced its intention to bring the video game franchise to the silver screen in 2008. So fans have been waiting a long time to see Drake on screen.
After the announcement of the Uncharted Film in 2008, a number of writers and directors signed and later left the project. During this time there were several script rewritings that later turned into something completely different. Holland was occupied in 2017 and Ruben Fleischer came in 2019 to direct the film based on a script by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. Production began in March 2020 but was quickly stopped due to the public health crisis. At the time, many fans began to believe that the Uncharted The film was cursed and destined never to be in theaters.
After production was stopped in March, the Uncharted The film was resumed in July. This time they were able to finish the main photography before Tom Holland had to leave Spider-Man 3. At the time of this writing Uncharted is still on track to hit theaters in IMAX, RealD 3D and Dolby Cinema by Sony Pictures Releasing on July 16, 2021. With that said, anything can happen by then and a delay wouldn’t be surprising at all. While we wait for the first official trailer, check out the new images from the above movie thanks to the official Uncharted Movies Twitter account.