Many Uncharted fans aren’t happy with the direction of his upcoming film adaptation is taking. While nearly all fans want to see an older and rugged version of Nathan Drake on the big screen, this new movie will deal with a more youthful, inexperienced version which will be played by Tom Holland.
The story for the movie is said to take place “when Nathan Drake and Sully, I guess you’d call him his surrogate father, were much more youthful. It’s an origin story that grows out of the game but is not from the game.”
Director Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane) is set to helm the film, and in a recent interview with GamesRadar, he explained why his Uncharted movie won’t directly adapt the games. He feels that a straight adaptation would not stack up well to the source material. He said:
“[I] have been approached with different versions of this tale, and have always been not that interested in it because I didn’t really want to trace the game.”
He went on to try to sell the fans on his vision of the story, saying:
“I didn’t really feel like it was at all worthy of making a video game adaptation, [if[ we’re just gonna copy what the game is and just serve people a lesser experience than what they’ve experienced in such an incredible way.”
Trachtenberg goes on to say that he believes “if Naughty Dog so chose to make another Uncharted game featuring Nate and Sully… this movie’s story is probably the story that they would want to tell.”
Trachtenberg may deliver a solid story that fans will love. I don’t know, but for now, I’m just not that passionate about the movie because how they cast for Nathan Drake which doesn’t really work. Nathan Fillion is one actor who was brilliant for the role.
The Uncharted movie will hit theaters on December 18, 2020.