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Uncharted movie reveals first look photos of Tom Holland on set

Published: 22/Oct/2020 15:07 Updated: 22/Oct/2020 16:25

by Daniel Megarry

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Naughty Dog have given fans their first official behind-the-scenes look at Tom Holland on the set of the Uncharted movie, as well as a couple of prop photos.

After years in development hell, Naughty Dog’s acclaimed treasure-hunting series Uncharted is finally well on its way to the big screen, and it’s fair to say that it’s one of the most anticipated video game adaptations in recent years.

Spider-Man star Tom Holland is taking on the role of protagonist Nathan Drake, while Mark Wahlberg will feature as Victor “Sully” Sullivan. They may seem younger than the characters we know and love, but that’s because this is a prequel to the story told in the video games.

Naughty Dog, developers of the game franchise, shared a behind the scenes look on set, which was retweeted by the previously inactive movie account.

As with most popular franchises, fans have been eager to get hints and teasers of what to expect from the Uncharted movie, and the official Twitter account seems primed to do just that, as it’s just shared a behind-the-scenes image courtesy of Naughty Dog.

The photo shows a meeting between Tom and Nolan North – who voices Nathan Drake in the Uncharted games – alongside the caption: “Find someone who looks at you like Nate looks at Nate.”

Hopefully, this should help reassure fans that the movie will respect its source material, as some were concerned it would deviate too much from the video games. It’s a criticism that’s often been faced by big-screen video game adaptations in the past.

Nolan North, who voices Nathan Drake in the Uncharted games, went one step further by sharing two set photos from his visit during filming, although they don’t reveal too much about what’s in store.

He also gave the movie and cast his seal of approval, praising Tom for “continuing the Drake legacy” and joking that meeting the actor was “like looking into a mirror” for him.

In addition to the behind the scenes pics shared by Naughty Dog, Tom Holland himself also released the first official look at his version of Nate on Instagram.

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It’s nice to meet you, I’m Nate. #uncharted

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It seems pretty accurate to his look in the games, especially the first entry Drake’s Fortune, which is sure to please longtime fans of the franchise.

Uncharted is scheduled to be released in cinemas on July 16, 2021, so fans have less than a year to wait to see how the franchise will play out on the big screen. We’re expecting more behind-the-scenes images and teasers in the coming months.

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Spider-Verse producer wants Spider-Man: Miles Morales glitches in sequel

Published: 28/Nov/2020 19:29

by Theo Salaun

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The transformational glitches in Spider-Man: Miles Morales are pretty hilarious. So hilarious, in fact, that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s producer, screenplay and story writer, Phil Lord, wants to use them in the hit movie’s sequel.

Lord and his filmmaking duo, Christopher Miller, are no strangers to animation or comedy. With titles like Spider-Verse, Lego Movie, and 21 Jump Street under their shared filmmaking belt, it’s no wonder that the two are unafraid of getting a little weird with the animated Spider-Man flick’s sequel.

And if you want inspiration for red and blue weirdness, look no further than the Miles Morales game. Playable on PS4 and PS5, the title has apparently been a massive success, with 97 percent of Google users enjoying it. While people are typically annoyed with launch day bugs, the issues with this one are just too funny to chastise. 

With weird, viral videos of players transforming into various inanimate objects, it was actually a transformation of a patio heater that caught Lord’s eye. Now, it appears that “Heater Parker” could become a reality in Spider-Verse 2.

Since the original Spider-Verse movie was chock-full of absurdities and goofy odes to different genres or pop-culture references, invoking a video game’s glitch should be no problem. And, as far as content goes, few things evoke comedic surrealism as much as a patio heater using a web to swing from building to building in New York City.

For Lord, at least, the randomized development mistake appears too funny to ignore as film inspiration: “We’re putting this in Spider-Verse 2 if we have any self-respect at all.”

Hopefully, he and Miller have as much self-respect as the title’s developers, Insomniac Games, have humility. In response to Lord’s tweet, which has since gone viral, the game’s makers couldn’t help but acknowledge their imperfections with a pun.

While we were under the impression that patio heaters were meant to heat patios, not hearts, the Insomniac reflection remains accurate: this silly, inanimate object glitch is “equally as embarrassing as it is heartwarming.”

But, above all else, they’re just funny. It could legitimately be one of gaming and cinema’s greatest, most randomly inspired crossovers if Spider-Verse 2 involves an alternate dimensional Heater Parker.