The Misfortune Of The Uncharted Film Knows No Bounds

Given how history has played out, it almost feels like the Uncharted adaptation is cursed.

The road to the big screen is never an easy one. In the history of covering movies, I think I’ve only heard one filmmaker talk about how easy making a movie was. That filmmaker was veteran Ridley Scott for his work on The Martian. For 99.9% of other filmmakers, there are always issues. Those issues seem to be further amplified if you’re jumping from the video game medium to the big screen. None of those games seem to have an easy road to being turned into a film.

One such movie that has faced a rocky path is Uncharted. While it’s based on the uber-successful PlayStation franchise, for one reason or another, it’s had a hard time gaining traction. There have been more directors cycle through that thing than the freakin’ Flash movie, and that’s saying something. However, with Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, and Venom director Ruben Fleischer on board, it finally seemed to be getting its groove.

But the video game adaptation gods frowned on that production and cast it down. While apparently appearing on Justin Bieber’s live Q&A on Instagram, Holland broke his silence on the film’s progress.

RELATED – Antonio Banderas Joins Mark Wahlberg And Tom Holland For Uncharted Film

“We showed up for our first day of shooting and they shut us down. We were in Berlin.”

At that point, it would have been difficult not to laugh at the whole situation. Of course, the reason behind it all is very serious. With the COVID-19 pandemic, countless productions in Hollywood were delayed. It’s all been done in the name of safety. However, given the history of this movie, it’s hard not to think the darn thing is cursed. After all these years, it was finally set to go in front of cameras, only to be batted down by the cruel b**ch that is the pandemic.

Regardless, I’m sure once the pandemic subsides, production will start up again. Holland and Wahlberg are still attached and with the script coming from Art Marcum & Matt Holloway and Rafe Judkins, I’m sure this is the one that will finally stick.

What do you think of all this? Is the Uncharted movie actually cursed? Let us know your thoughts down below!

LRM Online contributor and active Army soldier Kyle Malone needs your help. CLICK HERE to lend a hand to the cause!

—–

Have you checked out LRM Online’s official podcast feed yet The LRM Online Podcast Network? This includes our flagship podcast Los Fanboys, our premiere podcast Breaking Geek Radio: The Podcast, GeekScholars Movie News, and our morning show LRMornings. Check it out by listening below. It’s also available on all your favorite podcast apps!

Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts |  Spotify  |  SoundCloud | Stitcher | Google Play

SOURCE: Instagram (via Heroic Hollywood)

GenreVerse Have you checked out LRM Online’s official podcast feed yet The Genreverse Podcast Network? This includes our premiere podcast The Daily CoGBreaking Geek Radio: The Podcast, GeekScholars Movie News, Nerd Flix & Chill, Marvel Multiverse Mondays, Anime-Versal Review Podcast, and our Star Wars dedicated podcast The Cantina. Check it out by listening below. It's also available on all your favorite podcast apps! Subscribe on: Apple PodcastsSpotify |  SoundCloud | Stitcher | Google Play Grow Generation

Joseph Jammer Medina

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and contributor at LRM Online. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.

Read Previous

Love Chrono Trigger? This Upcoming Turn-Based RPG May Be Your Next Great Love

Read Next

Why Did Black Widow Replace Its Composer At The Last Minute?

This website is using Google Analytics. Please click here if you want to opt-out. Click here to opt-out.