It is almost certain that Uncharted is happening. I am now at 95%, thanks to this trailer. This is the first glimpse of the prequel film starring Tom Holland and Nathan Drake.
Uncharted has been in development hell for over a decade. It has seen more directors than I count. Mark Wahlberg, who was originally attached to Nathan Drake's role, is now playing Sully in the final version. Holland will be mentoring Nathan.
New trailer features an adventure story where Sully recruits Nathan to work as an abartender. To find lost treasure that is somehow linked to Sam, his missing brother, we first met him in Uncharted 4.
It would be a generic story about lost treasure adventures if you didn't know any more about Uncharted. So I am curious to see how large the Uncharted fanbase is in order to make this a success. I'm thinking of the Tom Holland fanbase.
We see a lot more of Sophia Ali playing Chloe in the trailer. It's funny because she is a friend with Sullys and she looks like she is closer in age than Holland. Yet, she was born in 1995. Holland was born in 1996 but looks much younger. They are roughly the same age. She doesn't seem to be a potential love interest. Elena is not mentioned in this story. They shouldn't have met until later in Uncharted. This story is not supposed to be canon.
Tati Gabrielle, who plays Braddock, is a notable newcomer.
How does this compare to the games? You're not kidding. This makes him more like Tom than Nathan. The sequence of boxes falling from the plane looks like something out the games. (Did we ever do that scene?). Although I like Tom Holland, it is difficult to see how he can be connected to the game character.
It is something I would definitely give a shot to, but it remains a strange idea that I am not sure will work out. We'll see how it turns out.
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