Tom Holland, Nathan Drake himself, explains the most challenging stunt he filmed on Uncharted.
Tom Holland is one of Hollywood’s most talented young actors. The superstar actor has a background in dancing, acrobatics, and some stunt training. Holland is known for doing many of his stunts while filming his many films involving stunt work.
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An example is his portrayal of Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Almost all of his movies in Marvel Studios showcases Holland’s stunt work and acrobatic abilities. Now with Holland’s upcoming Uncharted film, he will have the chance to showcase his exceptional skills once again. Sony Pictures released a new special featurette of Uncharted, and it features Holland talking about his most challenging stunt while filming.
TOM HOLLAND TALK UNCHARTED STUNTS
In a new special featurette by Sony, Holland revealed behind-the-scenes footage of filming his stunts for Uncharted. As fans know, Uncharted is based on a top-rated and successful video game franchise created by game company Naughty Dog. The video game series is known to have many iconic action sequences in their levels. In the third Uncharted game, Drake’s Deception, one of those iconic action sequences is featured: the plane scene where players have to control the protagonist to get back on board a cargo airplane with a pair of boxes flying in the air.
That action sequence is considered a fan favorite level among fans. In the upcoming Uncharted movie, that action sequence gets recreated, and Holland explains that was his most challenging stunt to shoot. During the special featurette, Holland revealed that:
“The sequence where we’re flying out the back of the plane on the boxes – we must have shot that for five weeks, almost every day,”… “At times, I would be, like, one hundred feet in the air, attached to a box that is spinning, and then I would basically hang on until it would throw me off and it was really scary.”…“I think that level of fear just makes that scene that much more authentic,”…“It’s the hardest action sequence I’ve ever made.”Sony Pictures
The upcoming Uncharted film will premiere in three weeks, and hype for Nathan Drake’s debut in theaters worldwide is at an all-time high. For many years, longtime fans fantasized about a live-action adaptation of the hit video game franchise. Now their dreams are becoming a reality as the first Uncharted film will finally premiere worldwide, starring Holland as Nathan Drake himself. With the stunt sequences teased in the featurette, we have a good indicator that those actions scenes will have elements based on the games. With Holland’s incredible skills, he perfectly portrays Nathan Drake. Hopefully, the film can honor and be a tribute to the legacy of the Uncharted games.
OFFICIAL UNCHARTED PLOT SYNOPSIS:
Street-smart thief Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) is recruited by seasoned treasure hunter Victor ‘Sully’ Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) to recover a fortune lost by Ferdinand Magellan 500 years ago. What starts as a heist job for the duo becomes a globe-trotting, white-knuckle race to reach the prize before the ruthless Moncada (Antonio Banderas), who believes he and his family are the rightful heirs. If Nate and Sully can decipher the clues and solve one of the world’s oldest mysteries, they stand to find $5 billion in treasure and perhaps even Nate’s long-lost brother…but only if they can learn to work together.
Based on one of the best-selling, critically-acclaimed video game series, Uncharted introduces audiences to the young street-smart Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) and showcases his first treasure hunting adventure with wisecracking partner and mentor Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg). In this action-adventure epic that spans the globe, the duo are in dangerous pursuit of “the greatest treasure never found” while also tracking clues that may lead to Nathan’s long-lost brother.
Uncharted is scheduled to premiere on February 11th, 2022 in the United Kingdom and February 18th, 2022 in the United States and Worldwide. Uncharted stars Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas, Sophia Ali, and Tati Gabrielle. The film will be produced by Rafe Judkins, Art Marcum, and Matt Holloway. The film will also be produced by Charles Roven, Avi Arad, and Alex Gartner. The screenplay is by Rafe Judkins, Art Marcum, and Matt Halloway. Cinematography by Chung-Hoon Chung. Editing by Richard Pearson. The film will be directed by Richard Pearson. Distribution by Sony Pictures
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Source: Sony Pictures