You’d be hardpressed to find a recent movie that had as much difficulty getting off the ground as Sony’s live-action adaptation of Uncharted, which went through not just one nor two, but six different directors before finally settling on Venom’s Ruben Fleischer.
Then just when we all thought the film was finally going to start production, news came that the studio has pulled the plug on filming temporarily in lieu of the coronavirus outbreak. Now, Uncharted ‘s lead Tom Holland revealed that they were on the very first day of filming when news came of the production being halted.
Talk about unlucky.
In an Instagram live chat with Justin Bieber, Holland was asked by Bieber if any projects he’s involved with were affected by the shutdown, to which Holland revealed just how close Uncharted was to finally starting.
“Yeah, we went to work day one. I’m doing this movie called Uncharted, which is based on a video game. And we showed up for our first day of shooting and then they shut us down. I was in Berlin, so I had to come home and now I’m back in London.”
This is truly heartbreaking to hear. For those not in the know, Uncharted has been in the works for years and aside from directors, a number of stars have also come and gone. Mark Wahlberg who is on board to play Nathan Drake’s mentor was supposed to play the lead role himself before Sony shifted gears into having a much younger version of Nathan Drake be the focus of the film.
We can only hope once the COVID-19 outbreak blows over that filming for Uncharted will be able to pick up smoothly once again.