The Uncharted movie seems to be, at long last, underway with a 2020 release date and the casting of Tom Holland as Nathan Drake confirmed. But if you're expecting the film to follow the plot of the games, you may want to think again.
Director Dan Trachtenberg was speaking to GamesRadar about the upcoming film, saying he had no real desire to transport any of the four Drake-led's games' story to the big screen: '[I] have been approached with different versions of this tale and have always been not that interested in it because I didn't really want to trace the game.'
Trachtenberg says if the movie were to follow the plot of any of the games, it would be doing the movie a disservice, in fact, saying: 'I didn't really feel like it was at all worthy of making a video game adaptation, [if] we're just gonna copy what the game is and just serve people a lesser experience than what they've experienced in such an incredible way.'
He does sound pretty confident in the story they will be telling though, saying 'If Naughty Dog so chose to make another Uncharted game featuring Nate and Sully… this movie's story is probably the story that they would want to tell.'
The Uncharted movie is currently on course for a December 18 2020 release. As for the games, it might not be worth holding your breath for an Uncharted 5 with Nathan Drake any time soon, if voice actor Nolan North is to be believed.