The Uncharted video game series have been eagerly waiting for information on the upcoming Uncharted movie. While no details have been released yet, we can make some educated guesses based on what we know so far. In this post, we’ll take a look at who might play Nathan Drake and his brother Sam in the film and what other elements from the games could make their way into the movie. Stay tuned for updates as they become available!
What is Uncharted?
Uncharted is a popular adventure game series that follows treasure-hunting adventurer Nathan Drake seeking fortune, fame, and historical artifacts. The first game was released in 2007 for the PlayStation 3 console, with four sequels following over the next decade. These titles have been developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment.
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is a remaster collection of the first three Uncharted games, which features improved visuals and enhancements for the PlayStation 4 platform. While there has been no official word on Uncharted 5, Naughty Dog has confirmed that they are currently working on an unannounced project. There has been some speculation that this may be related to the Uncharted franchise.
Who is playing Nathan Drake?
Uncharted has always starred Nathan Drake, a smart-talking protagonist with great charisma and strong physical abilities. Imagine him as a cross between Indiana Jones and Han Solo, but more like the latter (you’ll see what we mean later). In terms of age, he’s roughly 30 years old during the first Uncharted game.
Nolan North has been the voice of Nathan Drake in all Uncharted games. He recently said that he would love to play the character again in his upcoming movie. However, he also stated that it’s unlikely they would use him for this purpose since they want an actor closer to the character’s age during the first game.
Who is playing Sam Drake?
Sam Drake is Nathan’s brother, and he makes his first appearance in Uncharted 4. He’s roughly the same age as Nathan, but Sam is more jaded and cynical compared to his older brother. However, due to their frequent adventures together, he has become a strong fighter with plenty of combat experience.
Uncharted four co-lead game designer Richard Lemarchand auditioned for Sam Drake in the movie, but he did not get the part. Instead, it’s rumored that Nathan Fillion will play Sam. Fans may remember him from the TV series Firefly and Castle, among other roles. He would be roughly 30 years old during the events of Uncharted 4.
Will Nathan Drake play the Sam Drake character?
Given that the movie is a prequel, it’s likely that Nolan North could play Sam Drake if he’s cast for this role. However, both characters are roughly the same age. It would be easy to cast two different actors instead of finding someone who fits Nathan Drake’s previous voice acting.
How will the Uncharted movie compare to the game?
While it’s likely that the movie will share many similar elements with the games, we can expect a few changes as well. The first and most obvious difference is that Nolan North won’t voice Nathan Drake; instead, he’ll be played by an actor. It may affect his character slightly or not at all. Still, it will make him feel different for the movie.
Other possible changes include Nathan Drake’s personality since he’ll be played by someone other than North. In addition, the actor might add his spin to the anti-hero role, which will affect how we view him throughout the film. As for Sam Drake, there’s also a good chance that he’ll be played by a different actor as well.
Whether or not the movie will be good is another matter entirely, and that’s up to the writers and director. While we might have some issues with specific changes to Uncharted’s formula, it’s important to remember that this won’t turn into a new franchise.
Other Characters in the Movie
When we checked out the movie previews, the Uncharted franchise had many recurring characters. Some included Nathan’s love interest Elena Fisher and close friend Victor “Sully” Sullivan. These two have played essential roles in the recent games but given their age differences compared to Nate and Sam. So respectively, it’s unlikely they will show up in the film.
The Uncharted movie is expected to follow the first game’s events, with actor Tom Holland playing a younger version of Nathan Drake. Reports also indicate that Spider-Man director Sam Raimi may direct the film. It’s based on his prior work with Holland in the franchise (he led all three of the original Spider-Man films).
We should have more details on Uncharted as it approaches its June 30th, 2017, release date. The movie has drawn comparisons to Tomb Raider for apparent reasons. Still, there are some significant differences between the two projects. Stay tuned for updates!
The Uncharted movie is scheduled to release in theaters in 2022. We can expect more news and updates about the cast and crew in the coming months. In the meantime, keep an eye out for our coverage of all things Uncharted! Thanks for reading.