Sony’s blockbuster Uncharted will hit Netflix in July, it’s been confirmed.
Released in theaters on February 11 of this year, the film had a fruitful run in theaters with over $400 million in box office receipts. And, following a digital download and DVD release last month, its streaming arc has been confirmed.
Uncharted is based on the immensely popular video game series by Naughty Dog and follows treasure hunter Nathan “Nate” Drake as he travels around the world to uncover various historical mysteries.
The film sees Drake, who is played by Spider-Man star Tom Holland, teaming up with Mark Wahlberg’s Victor “Sully” Sullivan. Sullivan, an older explorer and mentor to Drake, takes the young man on an adventure where the duo find themselves up against a rich and ruthless treasure hunter and his mercenaries as they pursue a lost fortune.
As Netflix holds the distribution rights to Sony Pictures’ list of movies for the next five years, this is where Uncharted will make its July 15 debut. it changes…
Didn’t critics hate this movie?
They really did. But not the public.
Expectations for the film weren’t high when it hit theaters, especially after reviewers gave it an average rating of just 40% on Rotten Tomatoes (opens in new tab)and talk before release was that Sony would lose money on a movie that cost over $100 million to make.
However, audiences were much more generous and gave the film 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, in addition to going to theaters to see it.
With $400 million in revenue, a sequel has now been greenlit and Sony now has a new movie franchise to work with. The film’s success will have been especially gratifying for Sony, given Uncharted’s painfully slow and difficult journey to the screen. The studio ended up developing the film for over a decade, and during that time six different directors — including David O. Russell, Shawn Levy, and Travis Knight — came in and out before Venom filmmaker Ruben Fleischer stepped in in 2020 to complete the movie. project.
In fact, the development took so long that Wahlberg, who was once cast as Drake, has grown old enough to take on the role of his mentor, Sullivan. (opens in new tab)
‘s own review of Uncharted wasn’t kind, with critic Axel Metz calling it “… harmless, mindless entertainment”, but sometimes when you’re tired and flipping through Netflix, that’s exactly what you want. …