Afterwards twelve years and with several directors, finally, the Tom Holland starter movie, Uncharted, has finished its production. Well, the thing that seemed impossible just a year ago, and which appeared to us as a dream scenario has actually happened. The Uncharted movie has recently finished filming.
For a normal Hollywood Blockbuster, this film would be just your typical day-to-day update. But for any project that began its development in the year 2008, it is a really big deal.
Avi Arad, the producer of the film, mentioned in an interview with Kotaku, a gaming site which was published in the month of October in the year 2008, that he was working on a big-screen adaptation of the popular Uncharted videogame, which will be focussing on the global adventures of charismatic treasure hunter, Nathan Drake.
Uncharted: Filming For The Movie Ends, Finally
By the year 2010, it was revealed that David O. Russell, who would be going on to direct Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, was tapped to helm this project. Mark Wahlberg, confirmed talks to take on the starring lead role of Nathan Drake that same year.
That brings us to the year 2011, when Russell dropped off the project to direct Silver Linings Playbook, and he was replaced with Neil Burger, the Divergent director. Well, this would not be the last director swap. Seth Gordon from Baywatch, Shawn Levy of Free Guy, Dan Trachtenberg of 10 Cloverfield Lane, and Travis Knight from Bumblebee were all attached to helm the effort at one point.
Multiple director shifts, re-castings, and script rewrites, brings us to 2020. Uncharted, now directed by Venom’s Ruben Fleischer, has been revamped to focus on a much younger Nathan, played by Tom Holland, and Wahlberg is now playing Sully, Nathan’s mentor and his longtime friend. The story will be having something to do with famed explorer Ferdinand Magellan and feature characters played by Antonio Banderas, Truth or Dare’s Sophia Ali, and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina‘s Tati Gabrielle.
On Thursday, the official social media channels for The Uncharted announced that the filming had officially wrapped — in the middle of a pandemic no less.
— Uncharted (@unchartedmovie) October 29, 2020
The news comes with the tease “Sic Parvis Magna,” which is the Latin inscription on Nathan’s ring in the games. The character, believed to be a descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake, says it means “greatness from small beginnings,” but it literally translates as “so great and small.”