Although Sony has yet to name a director for the upcoming Uncharted movie, star Tom Holland said that the film is set to begin filming in about four weeks. The quote comes from an IGN interview with Holland at the premiere of Disney and Pixar’s Onward.
When asked what his favorite video game is, Holland quickly responded with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. He then went on to say the game is “unbelievable,” and he confirmed that he will begin shooting scenes for the origin story sometime in March.
Lots of the inspiration for the film has come from that game in particular. But it was interesting, when I sat down with Tom Rothman and we were talking about video games, and I was like, “Ah, I’ve just finished Uncharted,” he was like, “Well, why don’t you play Nathan Drake?” And I remember being like, “I would do anything to play Nathan Drake.” Please, that would be amazing.
So yeah, we start shooting in like four weeks.
Holland (Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home) continued, saying that some of the film’s stunts have already been prepped, specifically those in Berlin. Previously, Holland said he thinks the Uncharted film will succeed because it’s an origin film, and not a movie directly tied to a story from the games.
The currently-untitled film has been in development for more than a decade and has seen many directors and writers come and go. To date, six directors have been hired for the Uncharted movie, alongside a larger handful of writers.
As of writing, Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Venom) is the latest director affiliated with the project. Though Sony has not confirmed his involvement with the film, multiple outlets have reported that he is at the top of the studio’s wishlist.
You can see the full interview clip over on IGN’s Twitter. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more on the Uncharted film as it develops.