The Uncharted movie shows promising signs. But will it just be another video game to movie flop?
It’s been years in the making but Sony Pictures has announced a new direction for the big screen adaption of the popular video game series, Uncharted.
After some recent excitement over the performance of Tom Holland in the upcoming Spiderman Homecoming (yet another reinvention of the Spiderman franchise), he has now been cast in the lead role as a much younger Nathan Drake in a film that will explore his first encounters with long-time sidekick Victor Sullivan (Sully!).
For fans of the game, this might sounds quite familiar to some of the backstory explored in Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, which features a couple of missions as young Drake, in which he meets his mentor Sullivan for the first time.
If you’re not familiar with the Uncharted franchise, it’s basically an Indiana Jones-type storyline where our brash, arrogant and charming hero goes hunting for treasure, only to find that it comes at a terrible cost. As a result, his focus turns to stopping the villains getting the treasure in order to save the world (like I said, pretty much a complete fucking rip-off from Indiana Jones).
What are the chances that the Uncharted movie will be any good?
The movie will now be directed by Shawn Levy, known for his recent work in the Netflix hit, Stranger Things. If successful, the film could become part of an ongoing franchise.
That’s a big IF though, as we’ve seen plenty of video-game adaptions completely bomb out, such as the recent Assassin’s Creed movie (such a fucking shame). The new angle might just be the trick they need to pull this one off and much off the heavy lifting is going to left to Tom Holland to pull off the much beloved Nathan Drake character.
The games are full of great banter between Nate, his buddies and his adversaries, so getting the right script is going to be just as important as the right actors and director.
So what do you think? Are you excited for this new take for the Uncharted movie or are you expecting the usual let down from attempted video game adaptions? Share your thoughts below!