'Uncharted': Tom Holland reveals filming for new video game adaptation will begin in 4 weeks
He also confirmed that the movie will certainly be taking its cues from the games, even though the film is set before the events of the first game 'Uncharted: Drake's Fortune'
There's been quite a bit of back and forth on Sony's 'Uncharted' movie but it looks like things are finally on track for the video game adaptation. 'Spider-Man' star Tom Holland, who will be playing a younger version of the game's protagonist Nathan Drake, has revealed that the movie will begin filming in about four weeks' time.
Speaking to IGN at the world premiere of Disney-Pixar's 'Onward', Holland said "If I'm honest, one of my favorite video games ever is the fourth Uncharted game... Unbelievable. And lots of the inspiration from the film has come from that game in particular. It was interesting when I sat down with [Sony Pictures Chairman] Tom Rothman and we were talking about video games, and I was like 'Oh, I've just finished Uncharted.' And he was like 'Well, why don't you play Nathan Drake?' I remember being like, 'I would do anything to play Nathan Drake. Please, that would be amazing.' So yeah, we start shooting in like four weeks."
"Mark Wahlberg is going to be amazing as Sully," he added. "The stunt department that we have out there in Berlin has done an amazing job already, prepping the stunts, and it's going to be an exciting one."
He also confirmed that the movie will certainly be taking its cues from the games, even though the film is set before the events of the first game, 'Uncharted: Drake's Fortune'.
"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," Holland explained. "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."
'Uncharted' is currently scheduled to be released on March 5, 2021.