New images of the expected video game adaptation Not mapped tease Nathan Drake’s first adventure on the big screen. The project has been in development for a number of years and is finally about to open in theaters. Tom Holland shines in Not mapped as Nathan Drake and Mark Wahlberg as mentor Victor Sullivan, along with a supporting cast that includes Antonio Banderas, Sophia Taylor Ali and Tati Gabrielle. Wahlberg was originally attached to starring in the big screen adaptation as Drake, but development took a lot more time than anyone expected, so the Netherlands was brought on board.
Fans are waiting for the Not mapped trailer, but it will probably wait a bit longer for the first official images. For now, some new images will have to work. A golden cross can be seen in one of the new images. In another image, it appears that the cross is actually a secret key, although it is unclear what it will reveal when the movie opens in theaters. Elsewhere, an ancient statue with spider webs is displayed, along with an ancient map of the world.
Not mapped will focus on a younger Nathan Drake, which is different from what fans are used to seeing in the video games. It is believed the film will start a franchise with Tom Holland starring in all episodes, although that will largely depend on how well it performs when it is finally released. Sony first announced their intention to bring the video game franchise to the big screen in 2008, so fans have waited a long time to see Drake on the big screen.
After the announcement of the Not mapped film in 2008, a number of writers and directors signed up and later left the project. During that time, several script rewrites took place, which later turned into something completely different. Holland was cast in 2017 and Ruben Fleischer came in 2019 to direct the film based on a script written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. Production began in March 2020, but was soon shut down due to the public health crisis. At the time, many fans began to believe that the Not mapped movie was cursed and that it was destined never to open in the cinema.
After production ceased in March, the Not mapped movie started again in July. This time they were able to finish the main photography before Tom Holland had to leave Spider-Man 3. At the moment of writing, Not mapped is still on track to hit theaters on July 16, 2021 in IMAX, RealD 3D and Dolby Cinema by Sony Pictures Releasing. With that being said, anything can happen between now and then, and a delay wouldn’t be at all surprising. While we wait for the first official trailer, you can check out the new images from the movie above, thanks to the official Uncharted Movie Twitter account.
Topics: Uncharted, Video Games