First Uncharted trailer is fairly generic

It seems like a movie based on the Uncharted games has been in the works indefinitely but it becomes more real today as we finally have a trailer and our first look at how Sony is doing things.

“Fairly generic” seems to be the answer to that though. Heist movies have become the new in thing in recent years and this feels like another one of them where you throw an attractive cast into some fun crime shenanigans and rake in the money.

To be fair the Uncharted games are themselves heavily inspired by Tomb Raider, Indiana Jones and, yes, generic heist movies, but it always felt like it had its own identity.

“Based on one of the best-selling, most critically acclaimed video game series of all time, Uncharted introduces audiences to the young street-smart Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) and showcases his first treasure hunting adventure with wisecracking partner Victor ‘Sully’ Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg). In an action-adventure epic that spans the globe, the two go in dangerous pursuit of ‘the greatest treasure never found’ while also tracking clues that may lead to Nathan’s long-lost brother,” reads the official synopsis of the movie.

The two named actors there have been a source of controversy for years now as neither really looks like their in-game characters. You can do a lot with movie makeup and CGI but they could have thrown us a bone and given Marky Mark a moustache.

That aside the trailer, and thus the movie, pulls a lot of characters and settings from all the games. We have Sophia Ali as Chloe Frazer who first appeared in Uncharted 2, the big cargo plane fight from Uncharted 3 and mention of Sam Drake from Uncharted 4.

Several other elements are lifted from the games but it’s clear that director Ruben Fleischer isn’t focusing on just one game to base the movie.

The trailer is, as always, embedded below. It would be a crime not to also link you to an unofficial fan film featuring Nathan Fillion as Nathan Drake. If the names didn’t tip you off it’s an open secret that Drake is heavily inspired by Fillion and this short film goes a long way towards making that a reality.


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