While Uncharteds future as a video game franchise is uncertain, fans can sleep well at night knowing the Nathan Drake Nathan Drake story is over. Uncharted is one of the most beloved video game franchises of all time, and it is the cornerstone of PlayStations exclusive catalogue. The movie adaptation of Uncharted, which is currently under development, has a difficult task in getting players excited for the film adaptation of a series that has, in many ways, outpaced the films from Hollywood. The Uncharted film is the first full-length release from PlayStation Productions, the studio formed by Sony Interactive Entertainment to adapt their original video game properties to film and TV, working in conjunction with Sony Pictures.
Naughty Dog, developer of the series, played a pivotal role in Uncharteds cinematic adaptation. Even before the film was announced, Uncharted seemed to be a series that might break the mold of terrible video game movies. As someone who played the first game, I was excited for the way that Hollywood was going to translate a Indiana Jones-style treasure-hunting adventure onto the big screen.
If you are familiar with other well known adventure films such as Indiana Jones or National Treasure, then it is easy to see how this film is similar. After all, Uncharted games are very much inspired by Indiana Jones, for example, and the Indiana Jones movies are fantastic — well, about half are. Games like Uncharted are games that have excellent narrative, iconic characters, and an action-packed game play experience, that feels like an enormous movie.
To its credit, games are intrinsically cinematic, and they translate well to the big screen, making them easier than most to adapt. The film deserves a lot of credit for focussing on the story that is being told, instead of trying to emulate the games. To an outsider, Uncharted is a thrilling adventure along the lines of Indiana Jones, serving as an escape in the space of two hours, but for viewers who played the first game, Uncharted is a disappointment due to its unreality.
Yes, it is built upon the tropes that Indiana Jones and other adventure series have pioneered, but it takes these building blocks and finds its own twist on the formula, and in doing so, manages to say something real. Deep characters, an engaging story, and rousing action sequences make Uncharted the poster child of cinematic video games. The theme of the one last job, which runs throughout Uncharted 4, feels like a natural progression from where the series has been building ever since the first Uncharted came out back in 2007.
As much as Fleischer and company paid tribute to that game, they were also quietly providing a modern-day version of Indiana Jones. All these small details helped Uncharteds movie adaptation to evoke the feeling of the games, even as they invented entirely new situations for Nathan Drake and Sully.
Uncharted: Telling Stories With People You Can’T Film (Like Tom Holland)
The feature-length movie provides the origin story for the acclaimed adventures of Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) by weaving together various threads of Nathans past – previously detailed in four PlayStation games – into one cohesive whole. Based on Naughty Dog, a hit PlayStation video game series, Uncharted The film follows a pair of fearless explorers: Nathan Drake (Tom Holland), an audacious young adventurer who is just starting out, and Victor Sully Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg), an experienced, and some might say frustrated, professional. Adapted from the hit video game series by the same name, its latest movie follows the young explorer Nathan Drake, who works alongside veteran treasure hunter Victor Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg), an experienced, some would say disaffected, pro. Uncharted arrives on February 18th from director Ruben Fleischer, featuring Tom Holland in a drifting, 25-year-old Nathan Drake who is recruited by veteran explorer Sully (Mark Wahlberg, who was once fandoms favorite pick to portray Nathan) to embark on a quest to recover Ferdinand Magellans lost gold.
On February 18, Uncharted arrives from director Ruben Fleischer, with Tom Holland as an adrift, 25-year-old Nathan Drake recruited by seasoned explorer Sully (Mark Wahlberg, once the fandoms popular choice to play Nathan) on a mission to retrieve Ferdinand Magellans lost gold. The adventure is aimed at discovering Ferdinand Magellans hidden treasure. The adventure is aimed at discovering Ferdinand Magellans hidden treasure. Telling a globe-trotting, treasure-hunting adventure that is a nod to the games, Uncharted the film relives the way Sully and Nathan Drakes initial meeting, building on the pairs friendship, as well as telling a story that borrows elements of each game in turn. While the new Uncharted film is technically the origin story of Nathan Drakes character, and therefore does not have to make specific connections with the games franchise, the film does feature more than a few moments that are definite homages to the games.
While certainly not a hit like the other Tom Holland movies in recent memory, the new Uncharted film may end up being one of the biggest movies based on the video games, with fans of the game franchise probably making up a large part of the audience for the films opening weekend. The treasure-hunting romp, Uncharted, was inspired by Indiana Jones and other classic adventure films, and by adapting Uncharted for the big screen, it brings that back around. To get an idea what we can expect in Uncharted, IGN caught up with Uncharted directors to talk about the challenges of making a film, adapting a beloved property, and the types of Easter eggs fans of the game might want to keep an eye out for.