Video game movies are on everyone’s minds nowadays with the sequel to the Sonic The Hedgehog Movie and the Super Mario movie in the headlines. Sony, not to be outdone, has unveiled the trailer for its movie adaptation of Uncharted. From the looks of it, it’s going to be a modern-day Indiana Jones.
The Uncharted movie trailer lets us in on some of the story main story
So, this movie is obviously going to involve a lot of exploration, treasure, fighting, guns, and falling out of planes. The main team of characters in the movie is after a legendary treasure; however, nothing is ever that easy. They seem to be facing some sort of organization that’s also after the treasure. It’s up to our team of characters to fight off the organization and grab the treasure for themselves.
Along with this story, there’s a subplot revolving around Nathan Drake (Played by Tom Holland). He’s on a quest to find his lost brother. According to Sully (Played by Mark Wahlberg), if they find the treasure, they find Nathan’s brother.
There’s speculation as to whether this is a prequel
Let’s address the elephant in the room: Tom Holland looks WAY too young to play Nathan Drake. While he’s matured a bit since playing Peter Parker in Captain America Civil War, Holland is still a baby-face. Meanwhile, Nathan Drake is 31 in the first Uncharted game.
There’s speculation among people whether this is a prequel or if Hollywood just wants to shove younger actors in the movie. The scene where we see Nathan and Sully meeting at a bar hints at this being a prequel (and Sully even mentions how young Drake looks).
While this is true, we can’t rule out the possibility of a reboot. If this movie does well, we can expect Sony to make more movies. This means there’s a possibility that the movies will branch off and establish their own continuity. Think about the Sonic Movies and how they seem to be going off in their own direction.
What is Uncharted?
If you don’t know what Uncharted is, then you might want to brush up. Uncharted is a PlayStation exclusive game franchise that launched in 2007. The games follow the exploits of treasure hunter Nathan Drake and his friend Victor “Sully” Sullivan as they adventure to different locations in search of treasure.
The franchise is one of PlayStation’s most successful with the series selling over 41 million copies as of 2017. It’s been the recipient of over 50 “game of the year” awards and, and it broke several sales records during its run. According to the trailer, the Uncharted movie will be premiering on February 18th, 2022 in theaters.