Fans waiting for the upcoming Uncharted movie starring Spider-Man actor Tom Holland will have to wait nearly a year longer. The film has been delayed until 2022. Instead of July this year, the film should be released in February 2022.
That reports Jeff Bock, box office authority Exhibitor Relations on Twitter. The film, starring Tom Holland as a young Nathan Drake, was considerably delayed due to, among other things, the corona pandemic. The film was previously postponed from December 18, 2020 to March 5, 2021, then to July 16, 2021 and now to February 11, 2022. It is not the only film that was postponed by studio Sony Pictures because of corona, Morbius and Ghostbusters: Afterlife are also postponed.
Little is known about the Uncharted film, except that it is an original story and therefore does not follow the game series one-on-one. There are already some photos released, including a photo of Tom Holland as Nathan Drake, but a trailer is yet to be released. The film is directed by Ruben Fleischer, who previously directed Zombieland, 30 Minutes or Less and Venom.
Filming of Uncharted was supposed to start in Germany in April last year, Cinemablend writes, but production was halted almost immediately due to corona. Tom Holland was sent home, he says in conversation with Justin Bieber on Instagram. Filming resumed in July.
It is yet another attempt to make a film of the popular Playstation series. In 2009, work was underway on an Uncharted film starring Mark Wahlberg. The film lost its director several times, after which the project was completely canceled in 2012. In the years that followed, several writers worked on a new script and in 2016 director Shawn Levy was roped in for the film, but in 2019 he decided to make another film, because Uncharted does not get off the ground. The sixth director, Travis Knight, also left after a few months.
For fans who want to enjoy a live-action Nathan Drake while waiting another year for the film, there’s always actor Nathan Fillion’s 2018 fan short Uncharted.