Tom Holland has revealed that he once introduced a young James Bond film to Sony that opened the door for Unexplored.
During an interview with Overall film, the 25-year-old Uncharted star revealed the reason we’re getting an Uncharted video game film.
“I had a meeting after or during Spider-Man [Far From Home], with Sony to come up with this idea of a young Bond film that I came up with, ”he explained. “It was the origin story of James Bond. It didn’t really make sense. It did not work. It was a young child’s dream, and I don’t think the Bond estate was particularly interested. “
Even though Sony passed on Tom’s young James Bond, they must have seen some promises.
Instead, the studio began talks for the upcoming Uncharted film.
“The idea of a young Bond film, in turn, sparked the idea that you could make a Nathan Drake story as an origin story rather than an addition to the games,” he said. “And that started a conversation.”
Directed by Ruben Fleischer, Uncharted is based on the popular PlayStation video game franchise and scripted by Rafe Judkins, Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. Uncharted is a kind of origin story and tells the story of Nathan Drake’s first treasure hunt adventure.
Unfortunately he shows his bartending skills in the first Uncharted trailer, it looks like Holland isn’t shaking their martinis, not stirring them.
The strange story of the Uncharted movie
Uncharted shows Tom Holland as Nathan Drake and Mark Wahlberg as his legendary buddy Victor “Sully” Sullivan. Although little is known about the plot of the film, there has been much speculation as to whether Sully will exercise his iconic mustache in the movie.
Thank God, a new trailer has confirmed it – shows the mustache in action in all its glory.
In addition to Holland and Wahlberg, the Uncharted cast also includes Sophia Ali as fellow treasure hunter and love friend Chloe Frazer, Tati Gabrielle as Braddock and Antonio Banderas as the film’s currently nameless (but probably tough) villain.
Uncharted will hit theaters on February 18, 2022.
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