"Uncharted": Antonio Banderas Joins Adventure Film for Sony

Antonio Banderas is no stranger to swashbuckling adventure. After all, he was Zorro for two films. The actor is the latest to join Uncharted for Sony. Based on the videogame franchise of the same name, Banderas joins stars Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg for the adaptation, according to Variety. Joining the three are Sophia Ali and Tati Gabrielle (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina).

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Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland: Double Tap, Venom) will direct the film with Art Marcum and Matt Holloway providing the screenplay. The story follows Nathan Drake, a treasure hunter who journeys across the world to uncover various historical mysteries.

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Charles Roven and Alex Gartner of Atlas Entertainment are producing with Avi and Ari Arad of Arad Productions. Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan will executive produce for PlayStation Productions.

Game History

The Uncharted franchise spawned a combination of eight games spanning 11 years. There are four episodic titles for the series in Drake's Fortune (2007), Among Thieves (2009), Drake's Deception (2011), and A Thief's End (2016). The games from Naughty Dog, Bend Studio, and Bluepoint Games remained PlayStation exclusives with the exception of the mobile game Fortune Hunter from Playspree for iOS/Android. The series sold more than a combined 41 million units making the franchise one of the most successful in the videogame industry.

Holland plays Drake and Wahlberg plays Victor Sullivan. Sony made no announcements regarding Banderas, Gabrielle or Ali's roles.

Coming off his Oscar-nominated role in Dolor y Gloria (2019), Banderas was recently in Dolittle (2020). The actor wrapped filming the action-comedy The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard for Lionsgate co-starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson.. He also finished the Italian-language biopic Lamborghini opposite Alec Baldwin. He's currently filming the Spanish-language film Official Competition opposite Penélope Cruz.

Uncharted comes to theaters March 5, 2021.

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About Tom Chang

I'm a follower of pop culture from gaming, comics, sci-fi, fantasy, film, and TV for over 30 years. I grew up reading magazines like Starlog, Mad, and Fangora. As a professional writer for over 10 years, Star Wars was the first sci-fi franchise I fell in love with. I'm a nerd-of-all-trades.
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