By: John M Jerva

Is it bad that when it comes to the upcoming video game adaptation Uncharted from Sony. I had pretty much forgotten that it was even happening. It’s true that this particular adaptation has taken a long and winding road to finally hit theaters and the pandemic certainly didn’t make it any better.

I’ll also be truthful and say that I’ve never played the game (I’m not much of a gamer, as a matter of fact, I haven’t played any since I was in my 20’s). I do love me a good ‘old fashioned adventure flick though and with one starring Mark Wahlberg and Spider-Man himself Tom Holland, I will definitely be checking it out…when it finally does see the light of day of course.

A new image has dropped featuring both Wahlberg and Holland in a scene where they are looking at something very important. It’s not much but it’s something to peek our interest. Take a look see at the new pic below!

Uncharted at one time was supposed to be helmed by Travis Knight (Bumblebee) but he dropped out citing scheduling conflicts. This delayed things for a bit but he was eventually replaced by Ruben Fleischer who is best known for helming Venom with Tom Hardy.

Wahlberg, in the early days of the project, was supposed to play the lead of Nathan Drake and it was supposed to be another action franchise for him but with all the delays and rewrites, the film became on origin story featuring a younger Drake and that’s when Holland stepped in. Wahlberg is now playing the role of Victor “Sully” Sullivan who is “an American treasure hunter, fortune seeker and businessman, as well as a friend, mentor and father figure to Drake.”

Chris Pratt was also attached at one time but that never panned out. There was even a time when fans were campaigning for Nathan Fillion to play the role of Drake. See what I mean when I say long and winding?

Uncharted was also set to release this past March but the pandemic changed all that so we wait a little longer as a new release date of October 8th of this year has once again changed to February 18th of next year.

Wahlberg and Holland are surrounded by a pretty solid supporting cast which include Antonio Banderas (The Expendables 3), Sophia Ali (Truth Or Dare) and Tati Gabrielle (Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina).

The official synopsis reads:

The story is a prequel to the games, starring Holland as a younger Drake, showing us details of how he came to meet and befriend Sully.

It’s also important to note that Uncharted is part of a deal that was struck between Sony and Netflix that has the streaming giant able to showcase this title and others like Morbuis, Bullet Train and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 18 months after their theatrical runs.

Whew! Did you get all that. I’m sure I’ll forget about this one again in the future but hopefully we’ll get some footage to view soon.

Keep it locked and loaded right here for more (hopefully) in the near future.

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