It seems we are definitely getting a sequel to Uncharted, with Sony keen to make the video game adaptation into a franchise.
Uncharted is based on the video game series of the same name which is one of the most popular franchises in history in terms of sales and reception. It tells the story of Nathan Drake, a treasure hunter who travels the globe searching for artefacts.
For the movie, Tom Holland stars as Drake while Mark Wahlberg plays Sully. Despite receiving mixed reviews, it was a financial success, earning over $400 million at the box office.
When asked if Uncharted 2 was coming, producer Charles Roven told The Hollywood Reporter:
"Oh yeah! We had a really good time with that movie. The fans really liked the movie, and people who didn’t know anything about the game really liked the movie. So we are definitely looking to make another one of those."
Roven's words come after Sony CEO Tom Rothman hailed Uncharted as the start of a new "franchise" for the studio in an internal memo.
"With over $100M in box office worldwide in just one weekend, and a 90% positive audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, Uncharted is a new hit movie franchise for the company," the memo read.
"This marks a great victory for every single division of the company, as the film was our first major production entirely shut down by the advent of Covid, yet we persevered to complete a picture the audience loves and marketed and distributed it with strategic verve worldwide, despite the pandemic."
What would Uncharted 2 look like?
Director Ruben Fleischer is desperate to include Uncharted 4's iconic car chase scene in any sequel.
"I think the greatest car chase ever filmed in any film or anything was in Uncharted 4. I've done plenty of car chases in my career, but that car chase is unparalleled," Fleischer said.
The director of Uncharted claimed he is "gunning for that one" in reference to the car chase set-piece that would be key in his Uncharted sequel.
Action / Adventure
2022 • 116 minutes