Tom Holland’s Uncharted movie adaptation will release in December 2020
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Uncharted, the movie adaptation of the hit video game franchise starring Tom Holland as Nathan Drake and directed by Dan Trachtenberg, has been given a December 18, 2020 release date by Sony. The movie will release against Fox’s West Side Story and Paramount’s Coming 2 America.
Sony also announced that Fatherhood, from Kevin Hart and director Paul Weitz, will release on April 3, 2020. The film is an adaptation of Matt Logelin’s novel and also co-stars Melody Hurd and Alfre Woodard. Fox’s The New Mutants and Paramount’s The Lovebirds will also hit theaters on April 3, 2020. Kay Cannon’s Cinderella will open on February 5, 2021, while Escape Room 2 will now release on August 14, 2020, opening against Disney’s The One and Only Ivan.
Uncharted will be a prequel to the game series, taking its basis from the sequence in Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception wherein the young thief first encounters his partner Victor Sullivan and in essence, sets up the events of the entire game franchise.
Despite previous drafts by the likes of Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty), Oscar nominee David O. Russell, Doctor Strange‘s Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, Safe House‘s David Guggenheim, and Joe Carnahan, this new version of the film will bring on a new writer to rework the new-found premise.
Based on the action-adventure video game Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune from Naughty Dog and Sony Interactive, the story follows a descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake, a treasure hunter named Nate Drake who believes he has learned the whereabouts of El Dorado, the fabled South American golden city, from a cursed golden statue. The search becomes competitive when a rival hunter joins the fray, then is escalated when creatures — actually mutated descendants of Spaniards and Nazis — begin attacking those hoping to learn the treasure’s true secrets.
Uncharted is an Arad/Atlas Entertainment Production, with Charles Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner, and Ari Arad producing.