‘Uncharted’ Movie with Tom Holland & Mark Wahlberg Has Actually Started Filming

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Finally! Video game adaptation Uncharted, a project that has long been in development hell, has actually started filming.

Yes, production is officially underway on the long, long, long-awaited Uncharted movie – and we have an image direct from the star to prove it. “Day one #uncharted,” read the straightforward Instagram post by Tom Holland, who is playing the film’s lead character, treasure hunter and adventurer Nathan Drake. The image, simply of the character’s name.

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Day one #uncharted

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A simple post, but one that nevertheless marks a big occasion for the many fans of the best-selling video game franchise and those that have been following the long journey of this planned film adaptation. Uncharted is also one of just a few Hollywood blockbusters that have started filming again, with a ton of protocols and safety measures to follow as the pandemic continues to rage on.

While plot details are still currently buried, there’s still a good amount known about Uncharted. The film is said to be an origin story, introducing us to a younger Nathan Drake (the plan is to have Holland age with the character as the potential franchise unfolds), with Mark Wahlberg playing Victor Sullivan, Nate’s father figure and fellow treasure hunter.

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Antonio Banderas is also on board, whispered to be playing a villain, with Sophia Ali (Truth or Dare, Grey’s Anatomy) and Tati Gabrielle (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) attached to play Chloe Frazer and Elena Fisher, respectively.

The film is being directed by Venom and Zombieland helmer Ruben Fleischer and has a screenplay penned by Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. Let’s hope that combo makes for a winning video game movie, of which there are so, so few… if any?

As of now, because who knows at this point, Uncharted is scheduled to open in the U.S. on July 16, 2021.

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