After being stuck in development hell since 2008, and no less than seven different directors, the film adaptation of Naughty Dog’s hit action-adventure video game franchise Uncharted has finally started preparing for production today.
This was confirmed by an Instagram post from English actor Tom Holland, who plays protagonist Nathan Drake in the movie. Holland posted a photo of what appears to be the backrest part of one of those typical film cast and crew foldable chairs. The name “Nate” is printed in red letters, similar to the rugged font style of Uncharted’s text logo.
Before Uncharted, he was best known for his role as Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) version of Spider-Man.
Holland will be joined by American actor Mark Wahlberg as Victor Sullivan, Drake’s father figure in the series. Other celebrities have been confirmed to be part of the Uncharted cast like award-winning actor Antonio Banderas, Sophia Taylor Ali, and Tati Gabrielle.
The Uncharted film will be a prequel to the video game series and will be heavily inspired by the 2016 title Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. It will now be directed by Venom director Ruben Fleischer and is slated to be shown on the big screen exactly one year from now, July 16, 2021.