Uncharted Movie Casts Mark Wahlberg As Sully - Prima Games

Uncharted Movie Casts Mark Wahlberg As Sully

by Liana Ruppert

The upcoming Tom Holland Uncharted movie just got its Sully with a new casting reveal and it’s, uh, it’s certainly a choice. 

Now that the movie has a new director found in Bumblee’s Travis Knight, the film’s production is drawing nearer. Since the premise centers around a much younger Nathan Drake, as seen in the Holland casting choice, it will be interesting to see what sort of chemistry Wahlberg brings to the character known as Sully. 

When I think of Sully, Wahlberg isn’t even in my top 50 picks but who knows? Casting choices have turned out to be pleasant surprises in the past, it would be good to see this be one of those times. 

The previous director, Dan Trachtenberg, mentioned earlier this year his narrative plans for the new Uncharted film and how they settled on the direction going forward. “[I] have been approached with different versions of this tale, and have always been not that interested in it because I didn’t really want to trace the game,” he mentioned.

As far as copy and pasting the videogame formula to the film, Trachtenberg added, “I didn’t really feel like it was at all worthy of making a video game adaptation, [if] we’re just gonna copy what the game is and just serve people a lesser experience than what they’ve experienced in such an incredible way.”

“If Naughty Dog so chose to make another Uncharted game featuring Nate and Sully… this movie’s story is probably the story that they would want to tell.” And really, that’s the vote of confidence we needed, to be honest. 

It will be interesting to say what changes under Knight’s new direction. It’s definitely been a rocky road since 2018 when the first director, Shawn Levy, left the role only to have the director’s chair abandoned once more with Trachtenberg’s departure. 

The Uncharted movie officially hits theaters on December 18, 2020. Are you looking forward to seeing the tale of a younger Drake? Hit us up with your thoughts over on Twitter @PrimaGames! 

H/T Variety