The Uncharted movie has had a rough ride as it loses its sixth director, but that doesn’t sway the English actor, Tom Holland, who believes that Uncharted has found the secret to a successful Video game movie.
Although the movie has been in development for more than a decade, Tom Holland seems quite optimistic about it as he praises the script, stating that the script is incredible, and it jumps off the page. Moreover, he goes on to say that it is remarkably one of the best scripts he has ever read.
The Mystery Behind a Successful Video Game Movie
It is known that video game movies are cursed as they generally come as a disappointment to the viewers, and their performance at the box office is awful.
However, there have been notable exceptions, as the last year’s adorable Pokemon: Detective Pikachu and, more recently, The Sonic movie has had a great start skyrocketing towards success. Spiderman’s actor believes otherwise, saying that Uncharted got right what most movies didn’t, offering a different story than the games.
The casting of Tom Holland did startle a few fans, as Holland seemed too young to play the infamous treasure hunter, but since this story is the complete origin showing the road Nathan Drake has to take to reach where we see him now.
During an interview, Tom Holland revealed that the story would be an origin story. Also, Tom Holland adds that people who have played the game and those who haven’t, both will get to enjoy Nathan drake’s adventure as it is fresh content not present in the game
Serious Trouble in Development
The development of the movie has been going through a lot as it has lost a total of six directors along the way; all of them have quit. David O. Russell, Seth Gordon, Neil Burger, Dan Trachtenberg, Shawn Levy, and Travis Knight, all of these directors had to quit for scheduling reasons or plot decisions. The movie’s next director might be Zombieland and Venom director, Ruben Fleischer.
The script itself has been revised, rewritten several times, and now the latest draft is by Rafe Judkins, Art Marcum, and Matt Holloway. Art Marcum and Matt Holloway also worked on the first Iron Man.
Sneak peek to game series
As for the video game series, developer Naughty dog hints that a new Uncharted may be on its way by a different studio. The most recent game in the series was Uncharted: Lost Legacy, released in 2017, which was a follow up to the 2016’s Uncharted: A thief’s end. The story of the grizzled adventurer Nathan had been concluded in the latest installment, so it would be interesting to see what the fifth game has to offer. The journey of Uncharted’s movie has been difficult, which itself is a vast understatement, but things seem to be going in the right direction for now. With director Ruben Fleischer and Tom Holland as the leading role, this movie might prove that the wait would be worth it.
If all goes smoothly, Uncharted is expected to release in theatres on March 5, 2021.