It’s been a rocky road for the upcoming Uncharted movie. The project has been trying to get off the ground for the last 13 years, and even though Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg are signed on to star in the flick, it’s already seen six directors come and go.
Earlier this year, Holland revealed to IGN that the movie was going full steam ahead, with plans to begin production in March/April of this year.
He told the publication at the time: “When I sat down with [Sony Pictures Chairman] Tom Rothman and we were talking about video games, and I was like ‘Oh, I’ve just finished Uncharted.’ And he was like ‘Well, why don’t you play Nathan Drake?’
“I remember being like, ‘I would do anything to play Nathan Drake. Please, that would be amazing.’ So yeah, we start shooting in like four weeks. Mark Wahlberg is going to be amazing as Sully. The stunt department that we have out there in Berlin have done an amazing job already, prepping the stunts, and it’s going to be an exciting one.”
Sadly, the movie has once again hit a barrier – this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As reported by Variety, production on the Uncharted picture has now ceased amidst concerns over the pandemic, and will be stopping for a whole six week.
At this time it’s not clear if this will affect the planned release date of March 5, 2021.
The Uncharted movie is the latest in a growing list of shows and movies that have halted production due to COVID-19. Netflix’s The Witcher has also come to a stop, and movies including Disney’s Mulan and A Quiet Place Part 2 have had their cinematic release dates pushed back.
The long-term effects of COVID-19 and its impact on many industries – includes games and cinema – remains unclear.
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