Many fans are excited about the idea of an Uncharted movie, which will explore the chapter of Nathan Drake’s life prior to the popular game’s timeline. Since the announcement of the movie, there has been little news besides the fact that Joe Carnahan will be writing the script.
Speaking with Nerdist, the films’ director, Shawn Levy (who has also directed Stranger Things), discussed why he decided to go with Drake’s origin story after meeting with Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Tom Holland, and how Uncharted will be have a very “Indiana Jones-type franchise” to a new generation of moviegoers.
“So, for me, it was a fact that the game is awesome; the spirit of the game, with its action set pieces, it’s imaginative setting, and above all, the kind of rogue swagger of Nathan. Those are things that I think make for a great movie. And, for me, the kind of the big, like the aha moment, if you want to call it that, was I met with Tom Holland and he kind of put it really succinctly and saying, if we do the origin of Drake, that is something that we haven’t seen as the plot of games 1, 2, 3, 4; we’ve seen a snippet of an origin of Sully and Drake meeting in the past, but here’s maybe an opportunity to do a treasure-hunting action movie with attitude, with a protagonist — and chapter of the protagonist’s life — that you can’t get for free, at home, by just playing the game. So, we’re trying to kind of take the spirit and the tone and the attitude of the game — and the crazy, visual spectacle of it — but apply it to this Drake chapter that you haven’t seen told. Hopefully, if we can get that right, what you’re doing is: you’re doing right by Uncharted, and you’re also giving an Indiana Jones-type franchise to an audience that didn’t grow up on Indiana Jones.”
Currently, Uncharted is without a release date. Tom Holland boarded Uncharted back in May. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood as we get closer to production.