(Pocket-lint) – The much-delayed Uncharted movie is now in full production and the first official picture is in. It shows Tom Holland as lead Nathan Drake – having been posted on Twitter by himself – and we have to say he looks spot on.
Indeed, the voice of Nathan Drake in the games, Nolan North, agrees. He posted a tweet after being invited on a set visit that gives the Spider-Man: Homecoming star a big thumbs-up.
— Nolan North (@nolan_north) October 22, 2020
The Uncharted movie is set before the first game – Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune – and details how a young Drake meets and befriends Sully (played by Mark Wahlberg in the film).
We have seen something of their initial exchanges in the games before – in Uncharted 3 – but the movie will possibly alter the details a touch as Drake was very young in that playable sequence.
Also starring in the movie are Antonio Banderas, The 100’s Tati Gabrielle, and Sophia Ali as fan-favourite Chloe Frazer.
The director is Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Venom) with a script by Matt Holloway and Art Macum, who both worked on the screenplays for Iron Man, Transformers: The Last Knight, and Punisher: War Zone.
It is currently scheduled for release on 16 July 2021 – pandemic allowing.
Writing by Rik Henderson.