Though there has been director changes, major delays and numerous alterations in staff, it seems that the Uncharted movie might actually happen this time. Sony Interactive Entertainment has recently announced that the film is scheduled to release on 18 December 2020. We all know that the movie has been in development for some time and now with a set release date, it seems like we may finally have something concrete.
This announcement may come as shock as this movie has been in development for years. However, Sony did say last month that the film was in “advanced development” and the release date coincides with this news. We don’t know much about the development of the movie other than that the story will be a prequel to the events of the games.
It will star Spider-Man actor Tom Holland as a much younger Nathan Drake. Black Mirror director Dan Trachtenberg is said to be directing the film. Trachtenberg is new to the directing scene but made his debut with 10 Cloverfield Lane and will be directing the upcoming Houdini movie. Besides these two names, we don’t have any information about others castings for the film. There are reports that claim Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine, Matthew McConaughey are shortlisted to play Nathan’s aged mentor Sully.
Currently, there’s been no word on when they will filming will begin. We do know that Sony has been trying to get the Uncharted off the ground since 2014 but has seen major setbacks since then. The movie had a planned release date of 2016 when it was first announced.
It seems that Sony is now determined to get this movie made and with the recent announcement of their PlayStation Productions film studio, it may actually release. This isn’t the only video game movie currently in production as there are Mortal Kombat and Just Cause films in production. There is nothing set in stone though, and with this production’s troubled past, it may just be another lost treasure.
Do you think an Uncharted Movie can still work after all these years?