Tom Holland’s Nathan Drake will make his feature film debut in next month’s Uncharted release. Based on the popular video game of the same name, Uncharted will see a younger Drake team up with the wisecracking Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Whalberg) as they embark on a globetrotting action-adventure.
Marketing for the film has ramped up over recent weeks, with a new trailer released last month. The studio has now gone even further and released a full scene from the film that gives fans a look at Nathan Drake in action. The exclusive clip showcases an infamous scene from the video games, as Holland’s Drake takes on numerous foes aboard an airplane.
Check it out below.
Fans have been skeptical about the upcoming release, with the casting of Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg brought into question. The previous trailers also drew criticism for not capturing the spirit of the games, with fans pointing towards a more typical action flick feel. This latest look at the film will do little in addressing these concerns but certainly delivers an exciting action-packed sequence.
Speaking at yesterday’s Sony CES presentation, Holland revealed that he hopes audiences will appreciate all the work that went into making the film.
“We created a film that has a lot of heart, that pays respect to the games but also gives fans and people that love the games something new and something refreshing. It’s interesting in these big action movies, I often find that the heart and soul of the movie can be lost in the action. But what’s so nice about our movie is you have this very tangible relationship between Nate and Sully, which is really the heart of the movie. It’s about a young orphan looking for his family and in turn finding a family in the most sort of unorthodox way.”
The actor also talked about how he became a fan of the games during the filming of Spider-Man: Homecoming.
“One of the luxuries of making these Spider-Man movies is they’re made by Sony. One of the luxuries of working for Sony is PlayStation. So all the actors trailers were outfitted with the best TVs and the newest PlayStation — and one of the games they’d given me was Uncharted. I remember them trying to drag me out of my trailer to come back to set. I was like, ‘No, no, no, we’re about to complete this mission,’” he joked, adding “we had a conversation about the idea of making this into a movie and bringing it to life on the big screen. And here we are today.”
Uncharted is set for release in theatres on February 18th but it will be interesting to see if Sony sticks with that date. The studio has just delayed Morbius once again, only three weeks before its intended release. No official reason has been given but the rapid rise of Covid infections could be a factor in the decision making.