Uncharted TV Spot Teases Next Month’s Globe-Hopping Video Game Adventure
Less than a month from the end, a new TV spot for the next video game adaptation, Unexplored, still teases old-school adventure. Distributed via the official Unexplored Twitter accountthe latest images tease the globe-hopping, IndianaJones-esque adaptation, and shows a bit more of the feuds we can expect from the lead duo, Tom Holland as Nathan Drake and Mark Wahlberg as Victor “Sully” Sullivan.
Featuring the ensemble cast, as well as a variety of high-flying action sequences, it’s this feud between Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg that’s sure to satisfy fans of Uncharted video games the most. Throughout the Unexplored franchise, Nate and Sully’s back-and-forth has always been one of the highlights, and it should delight fans to see that it hasn’t been forgotten in the move from pixels to live-action.
The plan is for Unexplored to act as a prequel to the video game series, and will introduce audiences to Tom Holland as a much younger version of aspiring explorer Nathan Drake. Drake decides to embark on his first adventure after meeting rival-turned-partner Victor “Sully” Sullivan, played by Mark Wahlberg. Based on Naughty Dog’s hit video game franchise of the same name, the film will establish an early version of Nathan Drake and his partnership with Sully, as the pair slowly become the treasure hunters fans know and love while unveiling one of history’s greatest mysteries and treasures in a world-spanning action-adventure epic.
Venom director Ruben Fleischer helms this live-action version of the popular video game, with the script coming from Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. With Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, Unexplored features a supporting cast featuring Sophia Ali as Chloe Frazer, a fellow fortune hunter who is Nate’s love interest; Tati Gabrielle as Braddock, a mercenary; and Antonio Banderas as Moncada, a ruthless treasure hunter and the film’s main villain.
The effort to bring Unexplored on the big screen has been as dramatic as any of Nathan Drake’s escapades, with star Tom Holland recently revealing how difficult it was to find the right director. “A part of [the directors] came in and had ideas that we didn’t like, that just didn’t fit the characters, and we had to move on to other people,” Holland explained. “We were inspired by everyone. There were very different variations of Drake and very different variations of Sully. Some people preferred to make the game, others wanted to make it completely different from the game. It was an interesting process – a process I wouldn’t like to be in again. It’s quite stressful looking for a director.
Delay after delay after delay, audiences don’t have to wait too long to see how Unexplored adapted the material. Unexplored is set to be released theatrically by Sony Pictures Releasing in the UK on February 11, 2022, and then in the US on February 18.
The first Uncharted trailer finds Nathan Drake and Tom Holland’s Mark Wahlberg as Victor “Sully” Sullivan in search of their fortune.
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