Uncharted is a future American action adventure film directed by Ruben Fleischer, with a script written by Rafe Judkins, Art Marcum, and Matt Holloway, and a plot written by Judkins. The film stars Tom Holland as Nathan Drake and Mark Wahlberg as his mentor Victor Sullivan, with Sophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle, and Antonio Banderas in supporting parts. It serves as an origin tale and prequel to Naughty Dog’s computer games of the same name.
The movie begins production in 2008, with film maker Avi Arad announcing that he would be collaborating with Sony Pictures on a movie adaptation of Uncharted. However, the project went through a lengthy process of production, with numerous writers,cast and directors members involved at various times. Several directors were initially involved in the project, which include Chris Pratt, David O. Russell, Dan Trachtenberg, Seth Gordon,Neil Burger and Shawn Levy, Nathan Fillion while Travis Knight, and Mark Wahlberg were rumoured to play Drake; Holland was cast in May 2017 and principal photography began in July 2020.
During 2008, movie producer Avi Arad said that he was working on a cinematic version of Uncharted with a Sony division. Richard Lemarchand, Naughty Dog’s principal game designer, responded with a flat “no comment” when asked if he would want to see an Uncharted film adaptation. Columbia Pictures has since confirmed that an Uncharted film is in the works. Originally, the picture was set to be written by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, with Avi Arad, Charles Roven, and Alex Gartner producing.It was revealed on June 30, 2009, that the Uncharted film has been in development for the last year and a half. Nathan Fillion showed interest in playing Nathan Drake and launched a Twitter campaign to get fans to back him in the role. Naughty Dog informed PlayStation University in an August 2010 interview how near they were to finishing the film and how confident they were in everyone involved.
Matt Tolmach and Doug Belgrad , co-presidents of Columbia Pictures, announced on October 8, 2010, that David O. Russell will write and direct the film, an action adventure based on the first game in the series. Avi Arad, Charles Roven, and Alex Gartner would produce the picture. After a presentation of Russell’s movie The Fighter, a supporter of the Uncharted series contacted him and asked if he had considered Nathan Drake for the future picture due to the great amount of demands for him to play the character. Russell appeared to be oblivious of the interest in Fillion and who he was, dismissing the notion fast. Eight years later, Fillion would star as Nathan Drake in a short Uncharted fan film, which received favorable reviews.
MTV broadcast an interview with Mark Wahlberg on November 24, 2010, in which the actor discussed his role in the film adaption of the famous franchise. Russell was now drafting the script, and he was quite pleased about what he had in store, stating that he hoped to film in the middle of 2011: “I definitely support whatever David wants to do, but the concept is insane: Robert De Niro as my father, Joe Pesci as my uncle. That’s for sure. It won’t be the watered-down version.” Russell left the picture on May 26, 2011, to helm Silver Linings Playbook, according to reports. On July 6, Variety reported that Neil Burger was standing in for Russell. Burger got the job when the studio and producers Avi Arad, Charles Roven, and Alex Gartner were enthralled by his unique approach to the picture.
On August 23, 2012, Burger left to concentrate on Divergent, and the studio hired Marianne and Cormac Wibberley, a husband and woman team, to rewrite the film.Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg told IGN that they were approached several times to write the film but turned it down each time. On February 4, 2014, Deadline announced that Seth Gordon will helm the picture, with David Guggenheim penning the current script. Early 2015 was supposed to mark the start of production. The film was supposed to be released on June 10, 2016, however it was postponed. The company engaged Mark Boal to script the picture on November 12, 2014. Chris Pratt was asked after Wahlberg to play Nathan Drake, but ultimately declined. Seth Gordon quit the project on June 24, 2015 to work on Baywatch.
The script created by David Guggenheim was released in April 2015, thanks to the Sony Pictures hack. Sony Pictures Entertainment pushed the film’s release date back to June 30, 2017 on August 5, 2015. Nolan North, Nathan Drake’s voice actor, indicated in an interview with Game News Official that he believes fans do not want an Uncharted movie. Charles Roven did tell Collider that the project they were working on was interesting, that they were still looking for a director, and that they weren’t ready to vote until they were ready to vote. The most significant component of the film, according to Neil Druckmann, who worked on previous Uncharted games, is the character connections, which he remarked in April 2016.
Joe Carnahan was reportedly penning the first draught of the film’s script on July 29, 2016, according to Variety. The film was taken off Sony’s release calendar on September 1, 2016, due to a lack of a director and actors, but Sony was still working on it. Shawn Levy was revealed as the film’s director on October 25, 2016. Carnahan told Collider that he and Levy know a lot about the game and have spent a lot of time perfecting the characters. Filming was supposed to start in early 2017. In early January 2017, Carnahan shared a photo on Instagram announcing the completion of the film’s script. Tom Holland was hired as a teenage Nathan Drake in May 2017, and the film would serve as a precursor to the games. Rafe Judkins, a television writer, was hired to rewrite the screenplay. It was published on December 19, 2018.
Dan Trachtenberg has signed up to direct the picture, Variety announced on January 14, 2019. The Hollywood Reporter stated in June 2019 that the film will be released on December 18, 2020. Dan Trachtenberg had quit the picture on August 22, 2019, according to Deadline, with the film set to begin shooting in early 2020. Sony’s PlayStation Productions will release the picture as its debut feature film. Travis Knight will direct the picture, according to The Hollywood Reporter on September 27, 2019. In November, Wahlberg returned to the production to play Victor Sullivan alongside Holland. Knight quit the production in December 2019 owing to scheduling difficulties with Holland, causing the film’s December 18, 2020 release date to be pushed back.
Uncharted will be released in IMAX 3D, RealD 3D, and Dolby Cinema in the United Kingdom on February 11, 2022, and in the United States on February 18, 2022, by Sony Pictures Releasing. The film was supposed to be released on June 10, 2016, however it was pushed back to June 30, 2017. After Travis Knight’s resignation, the picture was pushed back to December 18, 2020, and subsequently to March 5, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was further postponed until October 8, 2021. The film was subsequently pushed back to July 16, 2021, before being rescheduled for February 11, 2022, and then the following week. Later, it was revealed that the film would premiere in the United Kingdom on February 11th.
Following the theatrical and home media windows, Sony negotiated arrangements with Netflix and The Walt Disney Company in April 2021 for the streaming rights to their 2022 to 2026 film slate, which included Uncharted.
|Directed by||Ruben Fleischer|
|Writing Credits||Art Marcum,Matt Holloway,Rafe Judkins,|
|Cast||Tom Holland,Mark Wahlberg,Antonio Banderas,Tati Gabrielle,Sophia Ali,Patricia Meeden,Sarah Petrick|
|Produced by||Ari Arad,David Bernad,Robert J. Dohrmann,Neil Druckmann,Christoph Fisser,Ruben Fleischer,Alex Gartner,Tom Holland,Matt Holloway,Art Marcum,Henning Molfenter,Asad Qizilbash,Charles Roven,|
|Film Editing by||Chris Lebenzon|
|Sound Department||Kyle Arzt,Kami Asgar,Manfred Banach,Beau Borders,Diego Casares,Matt Cavanaugh,Adam DeCoster,Mark DeSimone,Gary A. Hecker,Ferenc Lukács,Juan Montoto Ugarte,Kevin O’Connell,Erin Oakley|
|Special Effects by||Rene Barthel,Marcel Caspers,Jaime Fortea,Judith Hellriegel,Andreas Herberg,Till Hertrich,Anna Jürges,Jonathan Martin,Jesús Manuel Duran Martinez,Juan Ramón Molina,Antonio Moreno|
|Visual Effects by||Reetu Aggarwal,Corbé Alexandre,Andreas Andersson,Kamen Anev,Fabricio de Vasconcellos Baessa Antonio,Paul Arion,Anne Barger,Juan Carlos Barquet,Mickael Bec,Lara Berners,Steven Bills,Hans Bjerno,Anton Borisov,Glen Brooks-Smith.|
|Animation Department||Travis Paciocco,Jack Preston|
|Music Department||Dan Boardman,Stephen Coleman,Richard Cookson,Clifton Harrison,Gabe Hilfer,Andrew Kinney,|
|Release date||February 18, 2022 (United States)|
|Country of origin||United States|