In an Instagram post on Wednesday, Holland, who is playing a young version of Nathan Drake in the long-delayed movie, shared a photo from the set, showing his folding chair with the name “Nate” emblazoned on the back. In the caption, he wrote: “Day one. #Uncharted.”
Holland’s post indicates that filming has finally started on the long-gestating Uncharted movie after a turbulent series of setbacks that have stretched well over the course of a decade, with a number of directors and stars coming and going throughout the movie’s cursed development history, which dates back as far as June 2009.
In March of this year, Venom’s Ruben Fleischer became the seventh director to be attached to the much-beleaguered screen adaptation of the video game franchise, as he officially signed on to replace Bumblebee director Travis Knight, who bowed out of his Uncharted directing duties due to scheduling conflicts stemming from Holland’s Spider-Man commitments at the time.
Since then, however, the project has started to steadily build new momentum, with Holland sharing pre-production teasers on his recent Instagram stories and tagging co-star Mark Wahlberg, who is set to play Drake’s treasure-hunting mentor Victor “Sully” Sullivan.
In another promising update, Sony announced in April that the release of the Uncharted movie had been moved up from October 8, 2021, to July 16, 2021, despite pre-production suffering a further delay due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.