ExhibitorRelations has tweeted out a new release date for the live-action Uncharted film from Sony Pictures based on the PlayStation exclusive video game franchise. Sony has given the action adventure film a holiday release on December 18th, 2020.

This December release date would see Uncharted going head-to-head with Steven Spielberg’s remake of the hit musical West Side Story, which would likely be targeting completely difference demographics/audiences.

Spider-Man and Avengers actor Tom Holland will play a younger version of Nathan Drake, a charming and roguish treasure hunter.

10 Cloverfield Lane’s set to direct Dan Trachtenberg after replacing Shawn Levy, who left and is currently shooting Ryan Reynolds’ Free Guy for 20th Century Fox instead.

The film’s screenplay was written by Joe Carnahan and Rafe Judkins.

This new release date could suggest that filming might not begin until the fall/winter, as it’s expected that Holland will first shoot his crime thriller Cherry directed by The Russo Brothers.

Video game movies typically have a problem being adapted to the big screen, but Uncharted has always been pegged as a video game that feels like a theatrical action film. In theory, this could mean that adapting Uncharted should be easier less narrative/character focused games that have been turned into movies.

SOURCE: ERC

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