Uncharted star Mark Wahlberg compared the upcoming Tom Holland film to two classic adventure and heist features, including Indiana Jones.
After years of being stuck in development hell, Sony’s feature film adaptation of the Uncharted video games is finally on course to begin production soon. Among the cast members of the film is Mark Wahlberg in the role of Victor “Sully” Sullivan, the friend and mentor of Tom Holland’s Nathan Drake.
During an interview with Collider, Mark Wahlberg offered fans a hint at what to expect from the Uncharted film and the origin of Tom Holland’s Nathan Drake. Furthermore, Mark Wahlberg likened the film to the Indiana Jones film series or The Thomas Crown Affair, two of the most memorable entries in the adventure and heist genres:
“I start filming in about two weeks time. It’s exciting because, without giving too much away, it’s more of an origin story. Meeting them, and Nathan becoming Nathan. Sully and him meeting, trying to not only get over on each other, but also starting to partner up and develop that relationship. It’ll be very cool. It’s the first time I’m in a movie that’s a movie. I felt like when I was reading it, I was reading Indiana Jones or Thomas Crown Affair. It’s got these great elements of these heist movies and adventure movies like I’ve never been a part of.”
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Based on the PlayStation video game series of the same name, the film is set to chronicle the first encounter between Tom Holland’s Nathan Drake and the fortune seeker and businessman Victor Sullivan. The film is reportedly influenced by a sequence in Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.
Directed by Reuben Fletcher from a script written by Art Marcum & Matt Holloway and Rafe Judkins, Uncharted stars Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Sophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle, and Antonio Banderas. The film is being produced by Sony PlayStation Productions, with Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan producing alongside Charles Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner, and Ari Arad.
Uncharted will be released in theaters on March 5, 2021.