The upcoming Uncharted movie has had more directors than some films have actors, with six filmmakers having boarded and left the project so far. After its most recent director, Travis Knight, departed the film just two months ago, we were ready to write the Uncharted movie off completely as something that would never happen. But according to star Tom Holland, not only is the movie still happening, it starts filming in a month — which is interesting considering the fact that it doesn’t have a director.
In an interview with IGN, Holland said that he’ll begin filming Uncharted in “like four weeks,” claiming that the movie’s team is already preparing Berlin for production. “We start shooting in like four weeks. Mark Wahlberg is going to be amazing as Sully. The stunt department that we have out there in Berlin have done an amazing job already, prepping the stunts, and it’s going to be an exciting one,” the Spider-Man actor revealed.
The film will tell an original story, with Holland playing a younger version of treasure hunter Nathan Drake than has been seen in any of the Uncharted video games. “There was definitely a lot of inspiration that came from the games, but it’s a very young, fresh take on the character because, obviously, we didn’t get to meet him all that much when he was younger [in the games],” Holland said. “But it’s a pretty awesome movie, and it’s global. We travel the world, we see some amazing places, and Mark Wahlberg and I are going to have a great summer together.” It’s worth noting that the Uncharted movie has been stuck in development hell for so long that Wahlberg was initially tapped to play Drake when the film was first announced a decade ago, and now he’s playing Drake’s much-older mentor, Sully.
Assuming that Holland is correct about his shooting dates and that Uncharted is able to land a director (rumors suggest that Zombieland‘s Ruben Fleischer may take the reins) and stick to a schedule, the movie will hit theaters on March 5, 2021… but we’re not holding our breath.