It stars Tom Holland as Nathan Drake and Mark Wahlberg as his mentor Victor Sullivan, with Sophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle, and Antonio Banderas in supporting roles. In the film, Drake is recruited by Sullivan in a race against corrupt billionaire Santiago Moncada (Banderas) and mercenary leader Jo Braddock (Gabrielle) to locate the fabled treasure of the Magellan expedition.
Uncharted - 2022 American action-adventure film
Uncharted entered development in 2008 with producer Avi Arad stating that he would be working with Sony Pictures to develop a film adaptation of the video game franchise. It entered a complicated production process with various directors, screenwriters, and cast members attached at various points.
Filmmakers David O. Russell, Neil Burger, Seth Gordon, Shawn Levy, Dan Trachtenberg, and Travis Knight were initially signed to direct while Wahlberg was set to play Drake in early development. Holland was cast as Drake in May 2017 and Fleischer was hired as the director in early 2020. Principal photography commenced in March 2020, before being quickly halted, resuming in July and finishing that October, with filming locations including Babelsberg Studio in Berlin and on location across Spain and Southeast Asia.
- Brothers Sam and Nathan "Nate" Drake are caught by museum security trying to steal the first map made after the Magellan expedition. The orphanage that houses both boys kicks Sam out. Before he leaves, Sam promises his return to Nate, and leaves him a ring with the inscription "Sic Parvis Magna". Fifteen years later, Nate works as a bartender in New York City and pickpockets wealthy patrons. Victor "Sully" Sullivan, a fortune hunter who worked with Sam tracking treasure hidden by the Magellan crew, explains to Nate that Sam vanished after helping him steal Juan Sebastian Elcano's diary. Nate, who received several postcards from Sam over the years, agrees to help Sully to find his brother. Sully and Nathan go to an auction to steal a golden cross linked to the Magellan crew, where they meet Santiago Moncada, the last descendant of the Moncada family who funded Magellan's expedition, and Jo Braddock, leader of mercenaries hired by Moncada. Nate is ambushed by Braddock's men, and the ensuing fight creates a distraction for Sully to steal the cross.
- The duo travel to Barcelona, where the treasure is supposedly hidden, and rendezvous with Sully's contact Chloe Frazer, who has another cross. Chloe steals the first cross from Nate, but the men convince her to work with them. Meanwhile, Moncada learns from his father that the family fortune will be donated, and so orders Braddock to kill his father, so that he will inherit the money instead. Nate, Chloe, and Sully follow clues in Elcano's diary to Santa Maria del Pi, finding a secret crypt behind the altar. Nate and Chloe enter, finding a trap door, but as they open it, the crypt floods with water. Sully helps them escape after subduing an ambush by Braddock. Using the two crosses to unlock a secret passage, Nate and Chloe find a map that indicates the treasure is in the Philippines. Chloe betrays Nate and takes the map, hinting Sully is keeping a secret about Sam. Chloe brings the map to Moncada, having also been hired by him, to Braddock's displeasure.
- Sully recovers Nate and says after he and Sam recovered Elcano's diary, they were ambushed by Braddock; Sam was shot and Sully narrowly escaped. Moncada, Chloe, and Braddock's team depart in a cargo plane to find the treasure, but Braddock kills him to gain power, forcing Chloe into hiding with the map. Nate and Sully secretly board the plane and Nate confronts Braddock with Chloe's help while Sully parachutes out. Nate and Chloe are ejected from the plane during the ensuing battle and the pair land in the Philippines, where they realize the map does not pinpoint the treasure. Nate discovers the treasure's true location through hints left by Sam's postcards, but leaves fake coordinates for Chloe after correctly doubting her loyalties. He discovers the Magellan ships and reunites with Sully. Braddock follows them, forcing Nate and Sully to hide as her crew airlift the ships.
- In their escape, Sully commandeers one of the helicopters, causing Braddock to order the other helicopter to approach for a boarding action. Nate defends himself from her mercenaries and shoots down the other helicopter with one of the ship's cannons. Braddock drops that ship's anchor while Nate climbs to the helicopter. Sully throws a bag of collected treasure at Braddock, who is crushed to death when the ship breaks and falls. As Philippine naval units arrive, Nate and Sully get away with a few pieces of pickpocketed treasure and Chloe is left empty handed as she follows the duo with her boat.
As of March 13, 2022, Uncharted grossed $113.4 million in the United States and Canada, and $187.9 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $301.3 million. In the United States and Canada, Uncharted was released alongside Dog and The Cursed, and was projected to gross $25–35 million from 4,275 theaters in its opening weekend (as well as $30–40 million if including the Presidents' Day holiday). The film earned an estimated $15.4 million on its first day, including $3.7 million from Thursday night previews. Its opening surpassed projections, grossing $44 million in three days and $51.3 million in four days. It had the biggest opening during the first two months of 2022.It grossed $23 million in its second weekend, $11.1 million in its third, and $9.3 million in its fourth. Outside the United States and Canada, the film grossed $21.5 million in its opening weekend from 15 international markets (a week before its North American opening). It opened in first place at the box office in all of its markets, including the United Kingdom ($6.4 million), Russia ($4.5 million), and Spain ($3.5 million). The film's international opening gross was reported to be ahead of the debuts of Marvel Studios' 2021 films Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Eternals. In its second international weekend (the same weekend it released in North America), the film grossed a further $55.4 million from 62 overseas territories, bringing its worldwide gross to $139 million up until then. From 64 markets, the film earned an additional $35 million in its third weekend and $17.4 million in its fourth. The film crossed the $300 million mark worldwide after adding $11.2 million in its fourth weekend. As of March 14, 2022, the film's largest markets are the U.K. ($29.3 million), France ($16.5 million), Russia ($15.9 million), Spain ($11.4 million), and Germany ($11 million).