Sony’s development on the Uncharted video game adaptation has been rocky to say the least. After promising that the film has a “very good script” and that Tom Holland would be starring, director Shawn Levy departed and was replaced by Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane), raising some concerns about the film’s progress.
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However, according to Independent, the film is on track to release December 18th, 2020. Uncharted will be competing with Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated West Side Story remake, which comes out on the same day.
It goes without saying that Uncharted will also be competing against the notorious video game movie curse that has plummeted almost all other adaptations into critical reception hell. Detective Pikachu was arguably the first to break the curse because of Ryan Reynolds’s onscreen magic. Hopefully, Spider-Man icon Tom Holland can achieve the same for Uncharted, as the young version of fan favorite Nathan Drake.
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The film will most directly adapt parts of the Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception video game, which has a thieving young Drake encounter his partner in crime, Victor Sullivan, for the first time. The film will be a prequel to the events of the popular video game series that won over fans and gamers everywhere.
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