Sony Pictures Entertainment and PlayStation have released the first official trailer for their upcoming Uncharted movie. It features all the action and jokes you’d expect (although we could use a bit more of a mustache).
In the trailer below, we see what appears to be Tom Holland’s Nathan Drake and Mark Wahlberg’s Victor “Sully” Sullivan meeting for the first time in a bar. The joke among fans of the game franchise they know and love comes out right away, with the two leads joking about each other’s respective age and appearance.
The trailer focuses on how locations and treasures are lost in time, as well as Drake’s inherent need to find said lost places / buried treasure … and so the adventures begin. The movie doesn’t appear to directly follow any Uncharted game, instead it appears to be pulling elements from several.
For example, Drake discovers two ships (which look quite pirate) in a cavern filled with water that is reminiscent of the final act of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Next, we see Sophia Taylor Ali’s Chloe Frazer, who becomes one of Drake’s romantic interests in the games. Chloe doesn’t appear in the series until Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, so the movie takes a bit of inspiration from that first sequel.
The back half of the trailer features a recreation of the iconic desert plane sequence in Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. As in the game, we see Drake clinging to the cargo of a plane that flies above a huge desert.
Elsewhere in the trailer, we hear mentions of Drake’s brother, Samuel Drake, who seems to be already “lost” in the movie’s universe, while we hear Drake mention that his brother Sam left him one last clue. We also see and hear the yet-to-be-announced antagonist of Antonio Banderas.
To celebrate the release of the trailer, Neil Druckmann, co-president of Naughty Dog, the studio behind the Uncharted series, wrote a letter to the fans.
“Today, we are humbled and incredibly excited to show you the world premiere of the first official trailer for the long-awaited Uncharted movie, starring Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg and Antonio Banderas,” writes Druckmann. “In a collaboration between Sony Pictures Entertainment, PlayStation Productions and Naughty Dog, we captured the spirit, showmanship, and heart that Uncharted is known for (and some of you will recognize some of the humor, milestones, music, and relics). ”
Druckmann said that in conversations with the Uncharted director, Ruber Fleischer shared that he “made the film for both hardcore fans of the game and those who are not yet familiar with the franchise and believe that they will both be equally entertained by this incredibly fun action. and”. packed film “.
Uncharted will be released exclusively in theaters on February 18, 2022.
If you’re looking to catch up on the Uncharted series before the movie opens, start by checking out Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, which features the first three games. Take a look at our thoughts on them at Game Informer’s Uncharted series reviews. You will be able to play Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: Lost Legacy on PlayStation 5 and PC in early 2022 through the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection too.
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