Sony has released the official Uncharted movie trailer.
The two-and-a-half-minute trailer arrives after a teaser version leaked on Wednesday.
Rather than following the plot of the games, which have sold over 41 million copies, the movie tells a prequel story featuring Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) as a young treasure hunter learning from his mentor Victor Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg).
In a blog post on developer Naughty Dog’s website, director Ruben Fleischer (Venom, Zombieland) said he “made the movie for both hardcore fans of the game and those who are not yet familiar with the franchise and believe[s] that both will be equally entertained by this incredibly fun and action-packed film”.
The trailer includes a set-piece inspired by Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception’s Stowaway chapter, which sees the protagonist attempting to stop himself being ejected from a cargo plane’s ramp door while engaging in mid-air combat.
Following a six-month delay, the Uncharted film is scheduled for release on February 18, 2022.
The Uncharted movie is the first feature film from PlayStation Productions, a studio formed by Sony Interactive Entertainment to adapt its original game properties for film and television in partnership with Sony Pictures.
PlayStation Productions is also working on a The Last of Us HBO TV series, a live-action Ghost of Tsushima movie helmed by John Wick director Chad Stahelski, and a Twisted Metal TV series from Deadpool’s writers, among other projects.
Sony recently announced plans to release Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and its expansion Uncharted: The Lost Legacy for PS5 and PC. The remaster, titled Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, will hit PS5 in early 2022, while the PC version, which is being developed by Iron Galaxy, will be released “shortly after”.