Uncharted Movie Trailer Released, Includes Multiple Game References – IGN
The first trailer for the Uncharted movie starring Tom Holland Mark Wahlberg has been released, and includes setpieces that look strikingly like moments from throughout the game series on which it’s based.
The trailer shows a young Nathan Drake as a bartender, meeting Mark Wahlberg’s Sully, before the two embark on an adventure. We also get mention of Nathan’s brother Sam, who players met in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Antonio Banderas’ character is the antagonist, a rival treasure hunter with seemingly a lot more resources.
There are also multiple scenes that look to be based on the games, from a marooned pirate ship to the sequence from Uncharted 3 in which Drake is dragged behind a cargo plane. There are also musical cues and individual relics that payers will remember from the games. You can watch the trailer below:
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The trailer also appears to solve the long-running sage of whether Mark Wahlberg’s Sully will have a moustache – the answer, it seems, is that he won’t have one, at least not in the beginning. The movie arrives on February 18, and will be released into theaters only, rather than taking a day-and-date streaming approach.
In a blog post from Uncharted 4 co-director Neil Druckmann, he mentioned that director Ruben Fleischer’s mission for the film was to make it, “for both hardcore fans of the game and those who are not yet familiar with the franchise”, and that he believes “both will be equally entertained by this incredibly fun and action-packed film.”
After rocky pre-production, including multiple directors leaving the project, Uncharted attached Venom director Ruben Fleischer and began filming last year. Before now, we’d only seen images of the movie, and some early reports of teaser shots pointed out the similarity to some setpieces from the games.
The movie will seemingly be an origin story, explaining why the youthful Tom Holland was cast as Nathan Drake, while his mentor Sully will be played by Mark Wahlberg. Tati Gabrielle, Antonio Banderas, and Sophia Ali will also appear.
Between Uncharted and The Last of Us series coming to HBO, Sony has begun leaning into screen projects based on its biggest games, and PlayStation boss Jim Ryan has said that’s “just the beginning.” Last year, Sony Pictures said it was developing seven TV shows and three movies based on PlayStation games.