The Uncharted movie has seen just as many obstacles as Nathan Drake himself. Now that the movie is on stable ground, the director revealed he will not adopt the video game’s storyline.
Director, Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane and Portal No Escape), says he looked at different storylines for the movie but did not want to copy the games. He told Gamespot the movie would not do the game’s story justice.
“I didn’t really feel like it was at all worthy of making a video game adaptation,[if] we’re just gonna copy what the game is and just serve people a lesser experience than what they’ve experienced in such an incredible way.”
Trachtenberg decided to focus on a younger Drake set before the events of Uncharted: Drakes Fortune. The video games did delve into young Drake in Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
Drake lost his parents at a young age and was adopted into a Catholic orphanage. Some years later he met his best friend and mentor, Victor Sullivan, who jumpstarted him into a life of treasure hunting.
The movie’s development was an adventure of its own. Many actors, directors, and writers came in and out of the project. Trachtenberg looks committed to his position and Tom Holland (Spider-Man Far From Home and Spider-Man Homecoming) seems stable in his role as young Drake.
The announcement of a December 20, 2020 release date also bodes well for the film.
The Uncharted series saw an abundance of critical acclaim and positive reviews. The Nerd Stash gave A Thief’s End( supposedly the last installment featuring Drake) a perfect score.
What do you think about Trachtenberg’s decision not to adapt the games directly? Sound off in the comments.
Devin is a recent graduate of the University of North Texas where he studied journalism. He enjoys story-driven adventure games, which makes Naughty Dog his favorite developer(Sic Parvis Magna). Devin will avidly say that Avatar: The Last Airbender is the best show with Breaking Bad following close behind.