Uncharted Gets A Hollywood Makeover

People tend to be skeptical of any film that stems from video games.

Yes, the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Resident Evilfranchises have done rather well for themselves in the jump from video game to big screen adaptations, but so many good games have been plagued with epic failures.


BloodRayne, Double Dragon, Postal, Street Fighter, Super Mario Brothers, and House of the Dead are just a few games that were given horrific treatment by Hollywood.

Even worse, yet, the adaptation of Mortal Kombat was horrendous. Not many could have done worse in creating a movie based on an immensely popular game that made its name based on fatalities.

The movie Uncharted, based on the best selling video game, is now on the horizon. Though production and theatrical release are some time away, many see the early notes about the film as promising.

The script that centers on the adventures faced by a younger Nathan Drake (to be played by Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Thomas Holland) is rumored to be exceptional.

Even more promising than the young and relatively established Holland in the lead role is that the film will be directed by Shawn Levy.

Levy has previously directed films such as Big Fat Liar, Just Married, Cheaper by the Dozen, The Pink Panther, Night at the Museum, Date Night, Real Steel, The Internship, and This Is Where I Leave You.

Although some of those films were humorous in nature, Levy has also earned an Academy Award nomination as a producer on the 2016 filmArrival and has been an executive producer on the hit Netflix original seriesStranger Things, in which he also has directed four episodes in the first two seasons.

If Levy can use his eye for suspense, while incorporating appropriate humor, the video game character Nathan Drake could easily find himself in more than one film.

Article written by Michael Donaldson

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