Well, knock on wood, but that vain hope seems to be bearing some fruit, because in spite of the long wait and in spite of the fact the series currently doesn’t have a director, they’re going to start shooting soon. So, for better or for worse, SOMETHING is going to come from this, even if it is just a series of scenes that will show up on someone’s YouTube feed 30 years from now while analyzing what went wrong.
We know this because the actor playing young Nathan Drake, Tom Holland, told IGN that he’ll be shooting scenes for the film in about four weeks, sometime in March. Action scenes are being planned, much of it will take place in Berlin (but they plan to do some globe-trotting), and most of the movie was inspired by Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
We’re told this will be a “Fresh, new” take on Nathan Drake:
"We didn't get to meet [Drake] all that much when he was younger. But it's a pretty awesome movie. It's global. We travel the world. We see some amazing place. And Mark Wahlberg [who plays Sully] and I are going to have a great summer together."
We also learned that he apparently begged Sony Pictures boss Tom Rothman for the chance to play Nathan Drake. Which makes sense to me: who wouldn’t want to get paid obscene amounts of money to travel the globe, first class?
If all goes to plan, Uncharted will launch in March of next year. Maybe by that point they’ll finally find a director for the thing.