Uncharted film adaptation starring Tom Holland gets 2020 release date

Film based on the popular video game has been in the works for the past two years

Roisin O'Connor
Friday 07 June 2019 11:48

Sony’s adaptation of the video game Uncharted has finally been given a release date, announced for 18 December 2020 according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The action film starring Tom Holland as treasure hunter Nathan Drake has long-been in development, with early reports in 2018 that Holland had been attached as the lead role. Following the departure of Shawn Levy, director Dan Trachtenberg signed on to helm the film.

Just a few weeks before his departure, Levy had suggested Uncharted was good to go, saying: “We now have a very good script and we have our star in Tom Holland. That is now subject to schedule and additional casting. But right now, that seems to be the most near [the] horizon.”

Uncharted will be released on the same day as Steven Spielberg’s anticipated, big-budget remake of West Side Story.

It remains to be seen if the film will beat the notorious video game curse, following critically panned adaptations of popular games including Prince of Persia and Assassin’s Creed.

As of 2017, the Uncharted franchise had sold 41m copies worldwide, with the fourth instalment alone selling 8.7m.

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