An adaptation of Naughty Dog’s adventure video game Uncharted has been in the works for so long. How long, you ask? Well, co-star Mark Wahlberg, who plays Victor Sullivan, mentor to Tom Holland’s young fortune hunter Nathan Drake, was once in line to play Nathan himself. Yeah, we’re talking more than a decade of development with so many names passing through it would take too long to list. All you need to know is that Ruben Fleischer, coming off the success of Venom, is the director who finally stuck around.
But now, finally, the movie is done and we have a trailer that looks damn faithful to the hit games. The film is inspired by the fourth game, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, but as this is an origin story for Nathan it’s also clearly changing a lot of the details.
Also in the cast are Antonio Banderas, Sophia Taylor Ali, and Tati Gabrielle.
The question is whether audiences will be more open to this than they are to the similar Tomb Raider franchise.
Uncharted opens in theaters on February 18th 2022 from the folks at Sony Pictures, who obviously want to keep their Spider-Man happy.