Tom Holland says ‘Uncharted’ will solve the video game movie curse


Tom Holland has offered an update on the adaptation of Uncharted, which he insists will help to solve the curse of the video game movie.

During his recent conversation with IGN, Holland was quizzed about the underperformance of video game adaptations, which have repeatedly either struggled at the box office, received poor reviews, or both. Although last year’s Pokemon: Detective Pikachu and the recent released Sonic The Hedgehog have actually done rather well. 

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When it comes to Uncharted’s approach, Holland explained, “I think what Uncharted offers that most video game films don’t is that it’s an origin story to the games. So if you played the games, you haven’t seen what’s going to happen in the film.”

“And if you haven’t played the games, you’re going to enjoy the film because it’s information that everyone else is getting at the same time. But I’m super excited to make that movie and it’s been a long time coming.”

Cast member Mark Wahlberg poses at the premiere for “Mile 22” in Los Angeles, California, U.S., August 9, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

An adaptation of Uncharted has been in development since 2008. Holland only joined the cast as treasure hunter Nathan Drake back in June, with Mark Wahlberg now set to portray Victor “Sully” Sullivan, too.

After many, many, many changes behind the scenes in recent years, Zombieland and Venom director Ruben Fleischer is now believed to be overseeing the film, from a script by Joe Carnahan. 

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Holland only had great words to say about Carnahan’s script, too, as he added, “I read the newest draft of the script on the way over here and it’s one of the best scripts I’ve ever read. It really, really jumps off the page.”

We’ll see if that’s true when Uncharted is finally released in March, 2021, however, considering how many times it has been delayed, there’s always a chance it could be pushed back again. 


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