Everyone’s favorite video game treasure hunter making his first live-action appearance when Uncharted hits the big screen.

When it was announced that Spider-Man star Tom Holland was casted as Nathan Drake based from the iconic Uncharted video game franchise, it brought excitement and doubt among fans. However, those doubts soon went away after the first trailer premiered. Fans and audiences became hyped after seeing Holland’s first performance snippet as Nathan Drake.

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But even though it seemed like a fun project to film, the project actually took a toll on Holland’s physical health. According to a recent interview with GQ, the actor explained that his experience filming Uncharted almost broke him.

Uncharted Territory For Tom Holland

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Holland revealed in the interviews the intense schedule of shooting the live action Uncharted as the film. Holland also explained how playing Nathan Drake affected him physically. Holland explained “that the film absolutely broke me”.

He further explained that “I never realized how lucky I am that Spider-Man wears a mask, because when he’s bouncing around and flying from buildings, that’s all CG. In Uncharted it’s just me in a Henley and cargo pants,” adding “I was going to the gym in the morning like, ‘Oh, my God, I’ve must have torn something in my leg,’ and the guys were like, ‘You haven’t, you’re just tired and you’re getting older.'”

During the interview, Holland shared his experience training with co-star Mark Wahlberg, who he described as twice his size. Holland also explained that Wahlberg prompted him to spend the next five months eating healthy and training while in lockdown during the early months of the Pandemic. “When I got back on set, the first thing he [Wahlberg] said to me was, ‘Wow, somebody has been training.'” Clearly, Wahlberg was indeed a mentor figure during Holland’s training for the film.

After hearing the latest comments, we can see how physically demanding training for Uncharted really was. Adding to that, Holland had to film and train for Spider-Man: No Way Home after wrapping up Uncharted. But still it shows the hard work and determination that Holland went through in bringing Nathan Drake to life for fans around the world. Hopefully Holland’s adaptation of Drake will become a treasured fortune to those who watched Uncharted.

Official Plot Synopsis

Uncharted Left Star Tom Holland With Multiple Injuries - The Illuminerdi

Based on one of the best-selling, most critically acclaimed video game series of all time, Uncharted introduces audiences to the young street-smart Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) and showcases his first treasure hunting adventure with wisecracking partner Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg). In an action-adventure epic that spans the globe, the two go in dangerous pursuit of “the greatest treasure never found” while also tracking clues that may lead to Nathan’s long-lost brother.— Sony Pictures Releasing

Uncharted is scheduled to premiere in 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 be produced by Charles Roven, Avi Arad, and Alex Gartner. Screenplay will be done by Rafe Judkins, Art Marcum, and Matt Halloway. Chung-Hoon Chung will do the film’s Cinematography. Richard Pearson will do the film’s editing. Then finally the film will be directed by Richard Pearson. Sony Pictures will distribute the film.

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Source: CBR