It’s March 2020, and that’s it. The film “Uncharted” is about to finally start filming. It’s been years in the making, with lots of twists and turns, directors who got nowhere, and missed release dates. But now, this video game adaptation was finally on the verge of becoming a reality, with Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg starring. However, like everything involved in the production of “Uncharted,” things were about to get tough for this blockbuster.
As would become the case for many projects underway in early 2020, Variety revealed that Sony had halted production of “Uncharted” in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even worse, digital spy reports that Tom Holland said, during an Instagram live stream, that “we showed up for our first day of shooting and they shut us down.” This is a surprising development that reflects the scale of the health crisis. It was no longer just a disease affecting one country, but the whole world, along with massive feature films like “Uncharted”.
The uncertain impact of COVID-19 on “Uncharted” was reflected in the fact that no date has been set for the film to resume filming. Eventually, “Uncharted” would manage to get back up and running in front of cameras in July, putting the project constantly in the grip of a few more steps from becoming a reality.