UNCHARTED Director Calls His Movie The INDIANA JONES For a New Generation


We are learning more about the Uncharted movie that is based on the very popular video game franchise by the same name. Recently the film's director Shawn Levy sat down with Nerdist to discuss why he decided to go with Nathan Drake’s origin story after meeting with Tom Holland. He also described Uncharted as an “Indiana Jones-type franchise” for a new generation of moviegoers.

“So, for me, it was a fact that the game is awesome; the spirit of the game, with its action set pieces, it’s imaginative setting, and above all, the kind of rogue swagger of Nathan. Those are things that I think make for a great movie. And, for me, the kind of the big, like the aha moment, if you want to call it that, was I met with Tom Holland and he kind of put it really succinctly and saying, if we do the origin of Drake, that is something that we haven’t seen as the plot of games 1, 2, 3, 4; we’ve seen a snippet of an origin of Sully and Drake meeting in the past, but here’s maybe an opportunity to do a treasure-hunting action movie with attitude, with a protagonist — and chapter of the protagonist’s life — that you can’t get for free, at home, by just playing the game.

So, we’re trying to kind of take the spirit and the tone and the attitude of the game — and the crazy, visual spectacle of it — but apply it to this Drake chapter that you haven’t seen told. Hopefully, if we can get that right, what you’re doing is: you’re doing right by Uncharted, and you’re also giving an Indiana Jones-type franchise to an audience that didn’t grow up on Indiana Jones.”

Right now we don't have a release date for the Uncharted movie. Tom Holland signed on to the project back in May, though. 

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