A couple of action-packed trailers dropped this morning. Explosions always look better on the big screen and it seems Hollywood is hoping that big-budget special effects will be a box office draw in the coming months. Let’s see if it works.
Uncharted is a movie that’s been in development so long Mark Wahlberg aged out of the main role and Tom Holland is now old enough to bartend (for the record, David O. Russell was attached to write and direct when Wahlberg was attached). It’s based on the best-selling video game by the same name. The first version of the game, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, was released in 2007. There have been seven follow-up games since then and Playstation says it’s one of the best-selling, most critically acclaimed video game series of all time.
Tom Holland is Nathan Drake, who embarks on his first treasure hunting adventure with Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg missing the character’s signature mustache.) The two go off in pursuit of “the greatest treasure never found” while also tracking clues that may lead to Nathan’s long-lost brother.
It’s directed by Ruben Fleischer, who gave us Venom. With a screenplay by Rafe Judkins (Chuck, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), Art Marcum, and Matt Holloway who both have screenplay credits on Iron Man and writing credits on Men In Black: International and Punisher: War Zone
Uncharted also stars Antonio Bandaras, Sofia Ali, and Tati Gabrielle, and will be available exclusively in theaters on February 18th, 2022.
Netflix India released a new trailer for Red Notice this morning, too. While it is shiny and fun, none of us have forgotten what’s going on over there at HQ, Netflix. Get your act together.
Some people may be growing weary of Dwayne Johnson or Ryan Reyonlds’ ubiquity. I am not one of those people. Especially when they’re together. Gal Gadot is also in this movie. She looks very pretty in her red dress. Red Notice is getting an in-theater sneak peek on November 5th and will be available to stream on Netflix November 12th.
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