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Filming of the Uncharted movie is going well and “everything I ever dreamed of,” actor Tom Holland has told fans.
Holland, who plays protagonist Nathan Drake, shared the news in an Instagram live stream on Sunday and suggested that fans of the PlayStation adventure series should be pleased.
“Filming is going so well… it is going so well,” he said. “The film is like, everything I ever dreamed of it being. I mean, I don’t know if you guys played the games, but I was such a huge fan of the games and it’s been going so well.
“I do have the biggest bruise of all time though, on my leg. But it’s in a bit of a revealing area for Instagram live and I think I would get shut down.”
The Uncharted movie has been in development for a decade and suffered numerous delays, most recently due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but previously due to scheduling conflicts and multiple directorial changes.
Ruben Fleischer (Venom, Zombieland) took the reins earlier this year, following in the footsteps of six other directors attached to the film including Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane), Shawn Levy (Stranger Things) and Travis Knight (Bumblebee).
Rather than following the plot of the games, which have sold over 41 million units, the movie will tell a prequel story featuring Nathan Drake (Holland) as a young treasure hunter learning from his mentor Victor Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg).
The movie’s cast also reportedly includes Antonio Banderas, Sophia Ali and Tati Gabrielle.
Currently scheduled for release on July 16, 2021, 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..
The first TV series from PlayStation Production will be an HBO adaptation of The Last of Us, co-written and executive produced by Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and Naughty Dog vice president Neil Druckmann, the creative director of the game series and the co-director of Uncharted 4.