Uncharted is a 2022 American action-adventure film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay by Rafe Lee Judkins, Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, based on the video game series of the same name developed by Naughty Dog. It stars Tom Holland as Nathan Drake and Mark Wahlberg as his mentor Victor Sullivan, with Sophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle and Antonio Banderas in supporting roles. In the film, Drake is recruited by Sullivan in a race against Santiago Moncada (Banderas) and Jo Braddock (Gabrielle) to locate the fabled treasure of the Magellan expedition.
Uncharted entered development in 2008, with producer Avi Arad stating that he would be working with Sony Pictures to develop a film adaptation of the video game series. It entered a complicated production process, with various directors, screenwriters, and cast members attached at various points. Filmmakers David O. Russell, Neil Burger, Seth Gordon, Shawn Levy, Dan Trachtenberg and Travis Knight were initially signed to direct, while Wahlberg was set to play Drake in early development. Holland was cast as Drake in May 2017 and Fleischer was hired as the director in early 2020. Principal photography commenced in March 2020 and finished the following October, with filming locations including Babelsberg Studio in Berlin and on location across Spain.
Uncharted premiered in Barcelona on February 7, 2022, and is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on February 18, by Sony Pictures Releasing. The film received mixed reviews, with criticism for the screenplay and casting but praise for Holland’s performance
Nathan and Sam Drake are arrested trying to steal the first map made after the Magellan expedition. Sam escapes while Nathan is returned to their orphanage; Sam gives Nathan a ring belonging to their ancestor, Sir Francis Drake, and promises to return for him.
Fifteen years later, Nathan works as a bartender and pickpockets wealthy patrons. Victor “Sully” Sullivan, a fortune hunter who worked with Sam tracking treasure hidden by the Magellan crew, explains to Nathan that Sam vanished after helping him steal Juan Sebastian Elcano’s diary. Nathan, who has several postcards Sam sent him over the years, agrees to help Sully to find his brother. Sully and Nathan go to an auction to steal a golden cross linked to the Magellan crew. There, the pair encounter Santiago Moncada, the last descendant of the Moncada family (who funded the original expedition), and Jo Braddock, leader of mercenaries hired by Moncada. Nathan is ambushed by Braddock’s men, and the ensuing fight creates a distraction for Sully (disguised as an auction attendant) to steal the cross.
The duo travel to Barcelona, where the treasure is supposedly hidden, and rendezvous with Sully’s contact Chloe Frazer, who has another cross. Chloe steals the first cross from Nathan, but Nathan and Sully convince her to work with them. Meanwhile, Moncada confronts his father, Armando, upon learning the family fortune is being donated; after Armando states his son is not worthy of inheriting it, Moncada orders Braddock to kill him. Nathan, Chloe, and Sully follow clues in Elcano’s diary to Santa Maria del Pi, finding a secret crypt behind the altar. Nathan and Chloe enter, finding a trap door, but as they open it, the crypt floods with water. Sully barely manages to help them escape after subduing an ambush by Braddock. Using the two crosses to unlock a secret passage, Nathan and Chloe find a map that indicates the treasure is in the Philippines. Chloe betrays Nathan (having originally been hired by Moncada) and takes the map.
Sully reunites with Nathan and says after he and Sam recovered Elcano’s diary, they were ambushed by Braddock; Sam was shot and Sully narrowly escaped. Moncada is betrayed and killed by Braddock, who departs in a cargo plane to find the treasure; Nathan and Sully hide on the plane. Nathan attacks Braddock while Sully parachutes out. Nathan is knocked out the plane with Chloe (who attempts to escape with the map after Moncada’s death) and the pair land in the Phillipines, where they realize the map does not pinpoint the treasure. After surmising Sam may have left a clue in his postcards, Nathan concludes the treasure’s location. Unsure over Chloe’s loyalties, Nathan leaves her fake coordinates and reunites with Sully, finding the Magellan ships. Braddock follows them, forcing Nathan and Sully to hide as her crew airlift the ships.
In their escape, Sully commandeers one of the helicopters, causing Braddock to order the other helicopter to approach for a boarding action. Nathan defends himself from her mercenaries and shoots down the other helicopter with one of the ship’s cannons. Braddock drops that ship’s anchor while Nathan climbs to the helicopter. Sully throws a bag of collected treasure at Braddock, who crushed to death when the ship breaks and falls. As Philippine naval units arrive, Nathan, Sully, and Chloe (who followed on boat) escape with a few pieces of pickpocketed treasure.
- Tom Holland as Nathan Drake: A young fortune hunter who claims to be a descendant of famed English explorer Sir Francis Drake and shares a relationship with Chloe Frazer . To practice for Drake’s undercover role as a barman, Holland was taught how to do shifts by the Chiltern Firehouse staff. During the four months filming was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Holland continued to eat and train for the role.
- Tiernan Jones as young Nathan.
- Mark Wahlberg as Victor “Sully” Sullivan: A seasoned fortune hunter who previously worked with Nathan’s brother, Sam. Wahlberg was originally set to star as Drake when the film was in development in 2010.
- Antonio Banderas as Santiago Moncada: A ruthless treasure hunter.
- Sophia Ali as Chloe Frazer: A fellow fortune hunter and associate of Sully’s whom Nathan shares a relationship with.
- Tati Gabrielle as Jo Braddock: A mercenary working with Moncada against Nathan and Sully.
- Rudy Pankow as Samuel “Sam” Drake: Nathan’s long-lost brother.
In 2008, film producer Avi Arad stated that he was working with a division of Sony to develop the film adaptation of Uncharted. In response to a question posed to Richard Lemarchand, lead game designer of Naughty Dog, on whether he would like to see a film adaptation of Uncharted, he replied “no comment”. Since then, Columbia Pictures had confirmed that an Uncharted film was being developed. The film was at first to be written by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer and produced by Avi Arad, Charles Roven, and Alex Gartner. As of June 30, 2009, it was confirmed that the Uncharted film had been in development for the last year-and-a-half. Nathan Fillion expressed an interest in playing Nathan Drake, and started a campaign on Twitter to encourage fans to support him in the endeavor. In an August 2010 interview, Naughty Dog told PlayStation University how close they really were with the development of the movie and that they had trust with all who were working on it.
On October 8, 2010, it was announced by Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, co-presidents of Columbia Pictures, that David O. Russell had been set to write and direct the film, an action adventure based upon the first game in the series. The film would be produced by Avi Arad, Charles Roven, and Alex Gartner. Following a screening of Russell’s film, The Fighter, he was approached by a fan of the Uncharted series who asked whether he had considered Fillion for the role of Nathan Drake for the upcoming film due to the high number of requests for him to fulfill the role. Russell was unaware of the interest in Fillion and who he was and seemed to quickly dismiss the idea. Fillion would then later go on to do a short Uncharted fan-film 8 years later, featuring him as Nathan Drake to positive reception.
On November 24, 2010, an interview with Mark Wahlberg was published by MTV with the actor discussing his involvement in the film adaptation of the popular franchise. He stated that Russell was currently writing the script and was excited for what he had in store, hoping to shoot in the middle of 2011: “I’m obviously in whatever David wants to do but the idea of it is so off the charts: Robert De Niro being my father, Joe Pesci being my uncle. It’s not going to be the watered-down version, that’s for sure.” On May 26, 2011, it was reported that Russell had departed the film to direct Silver Linings Playbook. On July 6, Variety reported that Neil Burger was stepping in for Russell. Burger landed the offer after the studio and producers Avi Arad, Charles Roven, and Alex Gartner sparked to his new take on the film. Burger spoke out about the film in July, saying the following:
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