The Uncharted franchise is finally getting a release date for its film adaptation. Sony announced that the movie will be launched in theaters on December 18, 2020.

The story in the films will be set before the time of the franchise as a prequel. Tom Holland, the Spider-Man, will be in the movie, playing the young Nathan Drake.

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Tom Holland will be the young Drake

The movie will focus on the relationship between the main character and his partner, Victor Sullivan, or Sully. We don't know who will play the Sully role yet, but as the film will take place in 2020, more information will be revealed soon.

The director of the film will be Dan Trachtenberg as he signed the contract. In case you don't know, Dan Trachtenberg is the director of 10 Cloverfield Lane ( a science fiction movie) and an episode of Black Mirror called Playtest. The screenplay writers are Jonathan Rosenberg and Mark Walker.

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Dan Trachtenberg, the director of 10 Cloverfield Lane will be directing this movie

The rumor about Uncharted movie has existed for years, all the way back to 2008. In 2014, Sony confirmed that the movie already had a set release date on June 10, 2016, with director Seth Gordon. However, so far, the movie had 5 directors with Dan Trachtenberg being the fifth one.

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Uncharted is an action third-person shooter game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony on the PlayStation platforms. The main character of the game is Nathan Drake, a treasure hunter, who travels around the world to discover historical mysteries.

I have to say that I don't have high hope for movies adapted from video games since most of them are horrible, even with the recent success of Detective Pikachu. Simply because there just have been so many disappointing movies based on games already, like  Mortal Kombat, Dead or Alive, Hitman, the recent Lara Croft,.. so on and so forth.