Mark Wahlberg in final talks to play Sully in unknown film
Variety is reporting that Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter, The Departed, Transformers: The Last Knight) is in final talks to play Sully in Uncharted, Sony's video game adaptation starring Tom Holland as Nathan Drake.
Victor "Sully" Sullivan is an American treasure hunter, fortune seeker and entrepreneur, as well as Drake's friend, mentor and father figure. Wahlberg was previously hired to play Drake a few years ago, before the studio decided to make it a home story. The channel notes that Wahlberg was eager to join the project in some way.
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Uncharted will be a prequel to the game series, based on the sequel to Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, in which the young thief meets his partner Victor Sullivan and, in essence, defines the events of the entire gaming franchise.
Travis Knight (Bumblebee) will direct the movie. Despite Mark Boal's previous projects (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty), Oscar nominee David O. Russell, Thomas Dean Donnelly of Doctor Strange and Joshua Oppenheimer, David Guggenheim of Safe House and Joe Carnahan, this new version of movie will bring a new writer to redo the newly found premise.
Based on the action adventure game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune from Naughty Dog and Sony InteractiveThe story follows a descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake, a treasure hunter named Nate Drake, who believes he has learned the whereabouts of El Dorado, the legendary golden city of South America, from a cursed gold statue. The quest becomes competitive when a rival hunter joins the fray and then escalates as creatures – in fact mutant descendants of Spanish and Nazis – begin attacking those hoping to learn the true secrets of the treasure.
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Uncharted is an entertainment production by Arad / Atlas, produced by Charles Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner and Ari Arad. The film will serve as the first feature film produced by PlayStation Productions. The film is scheduled to begin production early next year, with a release date set for December 18, 2020.