Uncharted star Tom Holland Talks about working with Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer

    Uncharted star Tom Holland Talks about working with Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer

    Tom Holland opens up about the difficulty in finding the right director for Uncharted

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    The Upcoming Uncharted movie based on the highly sucessful video game franchise is set to hit theaters in February. Movie adaptions of video games have always been a mixed bag with the majority of them being underwhelming.

    The Uncharted movie had been stuck in development hell since 2008, with Mark Wahlberg set to play the lead but by the time the movie finally started production the actor was too old to play the role and instead was offered the role of Sully a mentor to the young Nathan Drake .

    So it comes as no surprise that one of the reasons the movie took a long time to get made was finding the right director as Tom Holland explains in a recent interview.

    In the interview with Total Film the actor talks about the process of finding the right director, "Some of [the directors] came in, and had ideas that we didn’t like, that just didn’t fit the characters, and we had to move on to other people. We took inspiration from everyone"

    He went on to say, "There were very different variations of Drake and very different variations of Sully. Some people preferred to make the game, some people wanted to make it completely different to the game. It was an interesting process – one that I wouldn’t like to be in again. It’s quite stressful looking for a director."

    Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer was finally hired to direct Uncharted in 2020 and production finally got kicked into high gear.

    Fleischer's previous movies Zombieland 2 and Venom being highly sucessfull ventures for Sony, so it is not surprising that the studio has such confidence in him.

    The Uncharted movie will focus on a young Nathan Drake and his first encounter with his mentor Sully as they team up to stop the ruthless treasure hunter Moncada.

    The rest of the cast includes Sophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle, and Antonio Banderas, Uncharted will hit theaters on February 11, 2022.