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Footage of Uncharted, the adaptation of the successful action-adventure series exclusive to PlayStation, has been premiered at an event for theatre owners. Suffice to say, it's sticking to the source material.
The film will follow a younger Nathan Drake at the start of his career as a maverick treasure hunter under the supervision of his mentor Victor "Sully" Sullivan. Tom Holland is playing Drake and Mark Wahlberg will star as Sully, however, in the original iterations of the film, it was Walhberg who was signed onto portray the central character.
"For the fans that love the games, they're getting an aspect of the story that they've never seen before," explained Holland in an interview earlier this year. The people that haven't played the games are getting a really nice introduction to a character. It kind of works for everyone."
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While the film has been kept under wraps by Sony for a long time now, attendees of CinemaCon got a glimpse at what's to come. As per a report from Screen Rant, the scenes comprised Drake exploring a dark and dingy cave, Sully telling his protegee "I'm offering you a chance to find/discover things you've only read about," Sully standing at an auction, and a moment that players of the game will recognise in a heartbeat.
Drake is falling from a plummeting cargo plane, clutching at anything to prevent him from meeting a sticky end, and then free-falling through the sky. This is one of the story beats that happens in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception when the character is discovered by one of Katherine Marlowe's men on board.
As a result, it's possible that we will see a number of nods to the games at the same time as the film diverges from the established conventions of the series. And, it's imaginable that Sony would like to turn Uncharted into a series so it could save some of the other iconic gameplay experiences like the convoy chase in Among Thieves. Uncharted comes to cinemas on February 11th, 2022, so we'll likely get a proper trailer towards the end of this year.
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