After a long and bumpy road, the Uncharted movie is finally set to arrive in theaters later this month. While Nathan Drake’s adventures may have begun on PlayStation, Tom Holland will help bring the character to life on the big screen in a prequel story that will give us a glimpse into how he became the treasure hunter we all know and love.
Fans of the series will also have plenty to look forward to, as Mark Wahlberg will be joining Holland as Victor “Sully” Sullivan and we’ve already seen glimpses of scenes that look to be taken straight from the games.
To help fans get ready for Uncharted, we’ve gathered everything we know about the upcoming film, including details on the cast and crew, the answers to your biggest questions, all the trailers and clips revealed so far, and so much more.
Uncharted Movie Release Date
Uncharted will be released on February 18, 2022, in the U.S. (February 11 in the U.K.), and it will premiere exclusively in theaters.
When Will Uncharted Be on a Streaming Service Like Netflix or Disney+?
In 2021, Sony signed a deal with both Netflix and Disney+ to bring its theatrical releases in 2022 through 2026 to the streaming services in the U.S. Netflix will get the movies first, including the Spider-Man films and, presumably, the Uncharted film.
How Long Is the Uncharted Movie?
Uncharted has a runtime of 115 minutes or one hour and fifty-five minutes.
What Is Uncharted About?
The official synopsis for Uncharted reveals some details about the story, which will serve as a prequel of sorts to the games.
“Street-smart Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) is recruited by seasoned treasure hunter Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) to recover a fortune amassed by Ferdinand Magellan and lost 500 years ago by the House of Moncada,” the synopsis reads. “What starts as a heist job for the duo becomes a globe-trotting, white-knuckle race to reach the prize before the ruthless Santiago Moncada (Antonio Banderas), who believes he and his family are the rightful heirs.
“If Nate and Sully can decipher the clues and solve one of the world’s oldest mysteries, they stand to find $5 billion in treasure and perhaps even Nate’s long-lost brother…but only if they can learn to work together.”
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Uncharted Cast and Crew
Uncharted Full Cast:
- Tom Holland as Nathan Drake
- Mark Wahlberg as Victor “Sully” Sullivan
- Sophia Ali as Chloe Frazer
- Tati Gabrielle as Braddock
- Antonio Banderas as Moncado
- Randy Pankow as Sam Drake
Uncharted is directed by Venom’s Ruben Fleischer and the screenplay was written by Rafe Lee Judkins, Art Marcum, and Matt Holloway. The screen story is by Rafe Lee Judkins, Jon Hanley Rosenberg, and Mark D. Walker. Uncharted’s producers include Charles Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner, and Ari Arad. Its executive producers include Ruben Fleischer, Robert J. Dohrmann, David Bernad, Tom Holland, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, Neil Druckmann, Evan Wells, Art Marcum, and Matt Holloway.
Is Nathan Fillion in Uncharted or Was He Ever Considered for Nathan Drake?
Before Tom Holland was cast as Nathan Drake, many fans had hoped to see Nathan Fillion take on the role in the Uncharted movie. Fillion even starred in an unofficial short film as Drake. When asked about the film by GamingBible, Fillion said that his only regret was that we had to wait so long to see the games jump to the big screen.
“My only regret is that we had to wait so very, very long for someone to do something so we could actually see some Uncharted stuff,” Fillion said. “Other than that, I think all my boxes have been checked. I’m pretty excited to see what they do with that. I love movies and those guys have never let us down; Tom Holland, come on, Mark Wahlberg. We’re gonna have a great time.”
Who Is Playing Victor “Sully” Sullivan and Does He Have His Mustache?
Mark Wahlberg is set to play Victor “Sully” Sullivan in the Uncharted movie, and many fans were upset when it seemed that he wasn’t sporting the iconic mustache the character has in the games. To fans’ delight, however, Wahlberg did have a mustache in parts of the film’s second trailer. It is yet unclear whether the mustache will be a guest star or will appear in the majority of the movie.
Is Randy Pankow in Uncharted?
Outer Banks’ Randy Pankow is set to play Nathan Drake’s brother Sam in the Uncharted movie. We get a glimpse of him in a photo at around the 1:30 mark in the film’s second trailer.
The Uncharted Movie’s Video Game Origins
Of course, the Uncharted movie is based on an action-adventure series of the same name by developer Naughty Dog. The first game – Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune – was released on PlayStation 3 in 2007 and was followed by Uncharted 2: Among Thieves in 2009, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception in 2011, and Uncharted 4: Thief’s End in 2016.
The series follows the adventures of treasure hunter Nathan Drake, Elena Fisher, and Victor “Sully” Sullivan.
There have also been other titles in the franchise, including the prequel Uncharted: Golden Abyss for the PlayStation Vita and a standalone game – Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – that was released in 2017 and follows Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross.
Earlier this month, Naughty Dog released the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection as a way for players to play PS5 remastered versions of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.
Are There Scenes From the Games That Will Show Up in Uncharted?
The first Uncharted trailer revealed that the film is taking some heavy inspiration from Nathan Drake’s adventures from the video games, despite this being a prequel of sorts. From a marooned pirate ship to the exciting sequence from Uncharted 3 where Drake is being dragged behind a cargo plane, there should be plenty of great callbacks for fans of the franchise.
How Many Directors Has Uncharted Had and How Long Has It Been in Development?
The Uncharted movie has been in development one way or another since 2008, and Wahlberg was initially going to play Nathan Drake. David O. Russell was originally set to write and direct the film in 2010, but over the years he would be replaced by Neil Burger, Seth Gordon, Shawn Levy, Dan Trachtenberg, and Travis Knight. In early 2020, Ruben Fleischer was hired as director and is the one who helped it cross the finish line.
What Other Films Has Tom Holland Starred in?
Tom Holland is perhaps most well known for his portrayal of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He first appeared in the MCU in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War and would continue on to star in three standalone Spider-Man films while also appearing in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
He has also starred in such films as Cherry, Chaos Walking, The Devil All the Time, Onward, Dolittle, The Lost City of Z, and much more. As for future projects, he recently confirmed he would star as Fred Astaire in an upcoming biopic.
Did Tom Holland Get a Haircut For Uncharted?
Holland did get a special haircut for his role as Nathan Drake in the Uncharted movie, and he loved it so much he requested that Peter Parker adopt that hairstyle instead of a wig.
“My hair in Uncharted is much cooler,” Holland said to Esquire. “I have cool shaved sides and it’s slick at the back, and that’s not very Peter Parker. He’s a bit of a loser. So they put this wig on me that was just around the sides.
“For the first time in my life, I put my foot down as the leading actor and was like, ‘I’m not f***** wearing that wig. You can just . . . I’m going to have shorter hair and you’re going to have to deal with it.’”
What Other Video Game Movies and TV Shows Are in Development?
There are a ton of video game movies and TV shows currently in development, and 2022 will see the release of some big game adaptations like Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Super Mario: The Movie, a Halo TV series, and The Last of Us series on HBO.
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Uncharted Trailers, Clips, and Featurettes
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