Even the most popular video games have a bad track record when it comes to movies based on them.
However, casting Tom Holland as your leading man is a smart approach to discover success if you’re wanting to be one of the rare breakthrough adaptations that succeeds on the big screen.
And the first trailer for the long-awaited Uncharted film, in which he plays Nathan Drake, shows him working just as hard to find his own fortune.
We’ve heard so much about this film that it’s hard to believe it already has a trailer. In 2017, we were the first to report on this particular adaption.
Tom Holland was first revealed as Uncharted’s leading man at that time. However, attempts to adapt the popular video game brand for the big screen date back even further. We’re not going to say whether the wait was worthwhile or not based on a single trailer.
Especially because we had our own reservations about the movie. Even without its star, there are plenty of reasons to remain positive. It appears that there will be a lot of action. To top it off, there’s a fantastic supporting cast. It will also transport us all over the world.
Sony’s official summary for the film is as follows:
“Based on one of the best-selling, most critically acclaimed video game series of all time, Uncharted introduces audiences to the young street-smart Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) and showcases his first treasure hunting adventure with wisecracking partner Victor ‘Sully’ Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg). In an action-adventure epic that spans the globe, the two go in dangerous pursuit of ‘the greatest treasure never found’ while also tracking clues that may lead to Nathan’s long-lost brother.”
Sully, a character played by Mark Wahlberg, also feels like a long-overdue evolution.
The film stars Sophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle, and Antonio Banderas and is directed by Ruben Fleischer (Venom, Zombieland: Double Tap). It will be released in theatres on February 18th.
That is, at the moment, the plan. We won’t believe it until we see it with this movie. Hopefully, the very, very, very long wait will be worthwhile.