In a world filled with videogame movie adaptations, many tries to make that formula work have tried – and failed – miserably. With so many more movie takes on the horizon, many fans of the Uncharted franchise are wondering just how the heck Tom Holland is supposed to play beloved adventurer Nathan Drake. Though the film studio has already mentioned he’ll be taking on the role of a much younger Drake, the Uncharted movie director is taking to the web once more to clarify a few details.
Director Dan Trachtenberg recently sat down with GamesRadar to talk about the 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.
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!