Sony's Uncharted movie has finally gotten a release date: December 18, 2020.
Given the difficulties with directing, as well as various other hurdles, it appeared that a reveal over a launch date would never surface. But fans will be able to get their fill where it's concerned right ahead of Christmas next year.
The December date comes from The Hollywood Reporter and it's certainly looking like Sony has a lot of faith in their ability to satisfy the masses and could be planning to make Uncharted a real franchise asset as the holiday season is no joke in the US. Jumanji will be in the prime slot this year and is sure to be a hit; Sony must surely be expecting similar results.
Fans who were disappointed over the lack of a new Star Wars movie for the 2020 holiday slot may have something to look forward to now. And to add to the excitement, Tom Holland will be playing Nathan Drake - although this has been known for some time.
The 23-year-old is now a household name following roles in Marvel's Spider-Man Homecoming, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Holland is also starring in the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home, which drops in cinemas next month.
The actor has proven that he has what it takes to carry the expectations of a huge franchise and spitting out Drake's wisecracks should come pretty naturally to him.
As mentioned previously, the movie's production has seen many difficulties. Stranger Things director Shawn Levy exited the project back in December and 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg only joined this January. Holland had been tipped to play Drake for a very long time, but there's still no confirmed actor for his mentor, Sully.
In any event, we now have a release date for the movie. It's understood that it won't follow the plot of the Naughty Dog games but will be a prequel revolving around a younger Drake who learns the ins and outs of treasure hunting from said mentor.