UNCHARTED Star Mark Wahlberg Says the Movie's Script Embraces Old-School INDIANA JONES Vibes
The Indiana Jones trilogy clearly influenced Naughty Dog in the development of the Uncharted series, so it comes as no surprise that Mark Wahlberg compares the upcoming movie to the Steven Spielberg–created adventures of Dr. Henry Walton Jones.
In a new interview with Collider, the actor, who will play Victor "Sully" Sullivan on the big screen, revealed some new details on the Ruben Fleischer–directed flick. According to Wahlberg, cameras will start rolling on the long-delayed adaptation in two weeks' time, as the movie will be filmed in Spain and Germany.
"It’s exciting because, without giving too much away, it’s more of an origin story," Wahlberg said, confirming that Uncharted that will serve as a prequel to Naughty Dog's quadrology. "Meeting them, and Nathan becoming Nathan. Sully and him meeting, trying to not only get over on each other, but also starting to partner up and develop that relationship. It’ll be very cool. It’s the first time I’m in a movie that’s a movie. I felt like when I was reading it, I was reading Indiana Jones or Thomas Crown Affair."
"It’s got these great elements of these heist movies and adventure movies like I’ve never been a part of,” the Max Payne star added. "I was attached for years and years to play Nathan Drake and now I’m playing Sully. Even with The Fighter, there was a ticking clock there. There was that biological clock. We gotta’ get going quickly.” In case you're not familiar with the Uncharted drama, the project was first announced in 2014, with six directors abandoning the flick at various points throughout the past decade.
Although Wahlberg seems to be excited about Uncharted, he recently told IGN that he's only signed up to star in one movie. "They’re thinking a lot but, you know what, I’m in for one right now so we’ll see," he explained. In January, Sony pushed Uncharted from its December 18, 2020 release date to March 5, 2021.