The Uncharted film has, at long last, finished filming. The news was announced on the film's Twitter account with an image of a clapperboard, along with Nathan Drake’s ring captioned with "Sic Parvis Magna. That’s a wrap on #UnchartedMovie.”
— Uncharted (@unchartedmovie) October 29, 2020
Mark Wahlberg shared a photo of Sully’s green shirt to celebrate the end of filming, captioning the post, “Here we go, kid.”
— Mark Wahlberg (@markwahlberg) October 29, 2020
With all things considered, it hasn’t been an easy road to the finish line for the film adaptation of the Uncharted series. A total of six directors have stepped up to the project and subsequently left it, including Shawn Levy, Seth Gordon, Travis Knight, Neil Burger, David O Russell, and 10 Cloverfield Lane’s Dan Trachtenberg. Director number seven, Ruben Fleischer, signed on in February 2020. Fleischer is best known for his work on Venom, Gangster Squad, and two Zombieland films.
However, directorial duties are only the tip of the iceberg, as the COVID-19 pandemic presented its own set of problems. As a result, the film’s production had to delay, with co-star Antonio Banderas having to quarantine following a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.
As Nathan Drake, a role made iconic by Nolan North, Tom Holland has big shoes to fill. Along with the first image of Holland in costume from the set last week, North praised the Spider-Man actor for “smashing it”, adding that he was proud of Holland for his role in continuing the franchise’s legacy. Mark Wahlberg later revealed the infamous Sully stache.
Along with Holland, Wahlberg and Banderas, the Uncharted film will also feature, Tati Gabrielle, and Sophia Allen. The adaptation is to be written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man, Transformers: The Last Knight).
The Uncharted film is due to arrive on July 16, 2021, but with the pandemic and development hell that has plagued the adaptation, the date could be subject to change.