UPDATE: Sony has confirmed to IGN that production has not yet begun, though things are moving forward. The team is “hoping to start soon.”
The Uncharted movie has started filming following months of COVID-19-related delays. The movie, which will star Spider-Man star Tom Holland as Nathan Drake, has been struggled to get off the ground for around a decade now, but the cameras are finally rolling.
The news comes from Holland himself, who took to Instagram to share a cheeky snap of what appears to be his on-set chair, emblazoned with the word “Nate.” He captioned the image: “Day one #uncharted.”
It’s not yet clear how much the delay in filming will impact the project’s production and release date. The flick’s July 2021 release date was announced last year, though it isn’t yet known if the global pandemic will push this date back once again.
Not too much is known about the movie at this stage, but we do know it’s going to be a brand-new Uncharted adventure and not a rehash of any of the Naughty Dog game storylines. It’s set to focus on a younger Nathan Drake, and will also star Mark Wahlberg as Sully.
Earlier this year, Tom Holland praised the movie, saying it’s got one of the best scripts he’s ever read.
Speaking with IGN before the delay of filming, the Nathan Drake actor updated the world on the movie’s status, saying its script is something pretty special.
“I read the newest draft of the script on the way over here and it’s one of the best scripts I’ve ever read,” Holland said. “It really, really jumps off the page.”
He went on to add: “I think what Uncharted offers that most video games films don’t is that it’s an origin story to the games. So if you played the games, you haven’t seen what’s going to happen in the film,
“And if you haven’t played the games, you’re going to enjoy the film because it’s information that everyone else is getting at the same time. But I’m super excited to make that movie and it’s been a long time coming.”
The movie will – hopefully – launch July 16 2021.
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/TomHolland//Naughty Dog