Which 'Uncharted' game is the Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg starrer based on?
Video games now made as movies are not something novel. The earliest that jogs our memory is 'Doom' starring Dwayne Johnson. 'Detective Pikachu' and 'Sonic' have been the recent ones. Tom Holland's 'Uncharted' joins the roster and there is much intrigue surrounding the movie ahead of the release. Although it has been released in the UK, the US audience will have to wait till February 18. As for Tom, he's gone from being a web-slinging superhero to a globe-trotting, modern-day Indiana Jones of sorts in 'Uncharted'.
In many ways 'Uncharted' sets the tone for a string of sequels should it get off to a great start. The movie follows Nathan Drake (Holland), an experienced treasure hunter who recovers the coffin of a long-lost relative. With the body of famed explorer Sir Francis Drake is also a diary that contains the location of El Dorado. Elena Fisher, fits into the movie as a reporter and together with Mark Wahlberg's Victor Sullivan go on a treasure hunt. This serves as a prompt for the rest of the 'Uncharted' series that currently comprises four games.
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Which game is 'Uncharted' based on?
'A Thief's End' has been looked at as source material for the movie. Holland himself said that a of inspiration for the film has come from that game in particular. However, a Screen Rant feature says the movie is based on an original story and borrows minor elements from the game. For those unaware, 'A Thief's End' is a prequel to the 'Uncharted' series and features copious doses of Drake's past while also introducing his older brother Sam. Ideally, this makes for the perfect start for the audience.
"Without giving too much away, it’s more of an origin story,” Wahlberg told Collider. "Meeting them, and Nathan becoming Nathan. Sully and him meeting, trying to not only get over on each other, but also starting to partner up and develop that relationship. It’ll be very cool."
'Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception' also features a young Drake meeting Sully for the first time, so that’s one plotline that's borrowed. The official synopsis reads, "Nathan Drake and his wisecracking partner Victor "Sully" Sullivan embark on a dangerous quest to find the greatest treasure never found while also tracking clues that may lead to Nate's long-lost brother."
'Uncharted' released February 18 in cinemas in the US.