If you have been a fan of PlayStation, this might be the news you must have been waiting for a long time. The anticipated cinematic version of the Naughty Dog gaming series, Uncharted, is about to hit the theatres early next year, without any further delays for the decade-long project.
And if you, by now, haven’t seen the trailer already, it clearly gives you a sneak peek, or something more, of what to expect from the film. The film is a metaphysical forerunner to the characters fans of the PlayStation games are acquainted with.
Not to mention, the trailer promise lots of action, drama, and thrilling sequences.
Watch the trailer here
Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) is indeed beginning as a country and world treasure hunter (even though the series shows him sporting the character’s signature Henley and Holsters at the end), and Sully (Mark Wahlberg) is his first foray into the world of crooks. The duo will be pitted against a new enemy, Moncada (Antonio Banderas), in order to recover $5 billion in treasure from Magellan.
While there are still some questions about how different Uncharted’s protagonists seem from their game counterparts, the film obviously draws on the series’ high-flying action sequences, with a soaring man of wars and a crate-hopping plane sequence inspired by Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.
Uncharted is slated to visit theatres on February 18, 2022, and Sony is offering complimentary tickets to consumers who purchase or upgrade to Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection for PS5.
Because Holland is considerably younger than Nate in the games, the film serves as an origin narrative for his character. Nate is still an unskilled thief when he meets his tutor, Victor “Sully” Sullivan, in the trailer (Mark Wahlberg). They join a partnership to recover Ferdinand Magellan’s lost wealth, a treasure that vanished 500 years ago. While the two aim to make money, Nate has a more personal motivation. Years ago, his brother Sam Drake, went missing while looking for riches. If Nate locates the wealth, he may also locate his brother.
While the film isn’t a literal translation of any of the games, several of the action sequences look to have been taken straight from Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. This is especially clear in the scene where Nate, played by Holland, is forced to hold on for dear life. That’s simply a preview of what’s to come. The search for riches isn’t limited to Nate and Sully. Moncada, played by Antonio Banderas, believes the treasure is rightly his. And everyone who gets in the way of Moncada’s plans will be killed.
Sophia Ali also appears in the film as Chloe Frazer, a competitor treasure seeker who attracts Nate’s love attention. Chloe is a key character in the games, and she has her own spinoff called Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. It’s unclear whether Chloe will get her own feature in the future.
To quote the Uncharted synopsis, “In an action-adventure epic that spans the world, the two go on a risky quest of ‘the greatest treasure never found,’ while also chasing clues that may lead to Nathan’s long-lost brother.”