MOVIE NEWS – The Uncharted film, which was announced roughly ten years ago, will probably not make the same mistake that Prince of Persia’s adaptation has done… (and we recently wrote about that as Jordan Mechner, the father of the franchise, talked about it)
The film adaptation of Uncharted will show Nathan Drake in a younger age, meaning he will not be the treasure hunter that we have seen in the four (or, if you want to also include the Golden Abyss PlayStation Vita game, five…) Uncharted games. Dan Trachtenberg, the director of the movie, confirmed this to GamesRadar: „[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. 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,” he said. It means that Trachtenberg does not want to copy the plot of the games, as a linear experience (which a movie can be described as) cannot win in a race against a game. Instead, he wants to show something original and new to the crowd, and we don’t blame him for it.
He added that if Naughty Dog (who is rumoured to launch their next game, the PlayStation 4-exclusive The Last of Us Part II in February in multiple formats…) wants to make a new Uncharted game, „this movie’s story is what the studio would want to tell.” So he thinks they might want to take cues from the film for the next game…
The Uncharted film, which will feature Spider-Man actor Tom Holland as the younger Nathan Drake, will hit the cinemas on December 18, 2020, unless something happens once again… and we have good reasons to doubt it, as remember, the film was announced in 2009!