Spiderman star Tom Holland’s upcoming film ‘Uncharted’, an on-screen adaptation of a popular PlayStation video game of the same name, has reportedly been postponed by Sony, and will now release on February 18, 2022, from the earlier expected release date of February 11, 2022.
The Uncharted film was ostensibly under development since the year 2008 (following the game’s release) and was earlier slated to release way back in the year 2016. However, owing to a continual spate of change of directors and subsequently, due to the COVID-19 lockdown, it was delayed several times.
Previously, ‘The Fighter’ actor Mark Wahlberg was supposed to enact the titular role of fortune hunter Nathan Drake, a role which Holland would now essay. After the shuffle, Wahlberg will play the role of fellow treasure hunter and Tom Holland’s mentor: Sully. The movie is now being helmed by Ruben Fleischer, who had previously directed successful films such as ‘Zombieland’, ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’, and ‘Venom’.
The film’s source material, the smash-hit Uncharted action-adventure game franchise revolved around treasure hunter Nathan Drake’s character and his globe-trotting adventures to uncover various historical mysteries. Since the game’s superior production values and narrative style felt like any big-budget Hollywood adventure film, its cinematic rendition was only a matter of time as it seemed naturally inevitable.
The movie is expected to possibly serve as a prequel to the fourth game of the ‘Uncharted’ series namely ‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’, which came out in 2016. Although being apprehensive about playing a tough-guy action-hero, Tom Holland said in a statement that “I think the easiest way to describe the film without belittling it in any way is like if Indiana Jones and James Bond had had a baby, it would be Nathan Drake. That is the way I keep describing the film.”
Also featuring ‘Desperado’ actor Antonio Banderas, ‘Uncharted’ is slated to be Tom Holland’s subsequent release after his much-anticipated ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’, which is scheduled to release on December 17, 2021.