Just when you thought everything of interest had been dug out of last year’s Sony Pictures leak, more stuff pops into the spotlight. Today: The Uncharted movie is getting a look in, with details revealed about storylines, action, and the general direction Sony wants to take the film in.
The leaks are, of course, not terribly up to date and some have already been proven wrong (Mark Wahlberg is no longer attached, for instance). We’re hoping that some still hold water, however, because this sounds like it could be quite an enjoyable romp, for a video game tie-in feature.
The most important detail to take away from all this really depends on how you feel about Nicolas Cage and his National Treasure films. If you loved them, but hated their lightweight, silly nature, you’re in luck – that’s the sort of feel that Sony is going for on this one. (If you, like me, are a fan of the goofier action films, don’t worry – there’s still hope!)
Other highlights include:
- A better romantic relationship between Nathan and Elena than any that have featured in National Treasure – we’re promised something “a lot sexier and more fun”, from someone who considered Nic Cage’s outing to be “pretty lame”
- Sony is aiming for a “really fun summer adventure film” along the same lines as the Tomb Raider franchise, backed up by some of the weight of The Da Vinci Code
- While the film has been designed to appeal to young teens, it should also be “intense and more engaging for adults”
- Potential filming locations include a sound stage in Toronto, but also on-location in Australia and Mexico
- Other actors considered for the role of Nathan Drake included Channing Tatum (Magic Mike) and Chris Hemsworth (Thor)
Mark Wahlberg – even though he’s no longer attached – may still have an impact on the film. He suggested that it be less green-screen and more on-location filming, something that director Seth Gordon agreed would be a good idea. Gordon is apparently so excited about the film that he created a concept trailer and pre-visualisation scene for the project himself.
The Wikileaks database includes pages from the script and emails from people involved in the project, and is quite an interesting read if you don’t mind the risk of potential spoilers.