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Uncharted is a 2022 action-adventure film based on the game series, directed by Ruben Fleischer and written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. It was released on February 18, 2022 in the United States.

Plot[]

Ten-year-old Nathan Drake and his five year older brother Sam live in an orphanage in Boston after the death of their parents. One night, they try to steal the first map made after the Magellan expedition, but they are caught by the museum's security. Because this is Sam’s third strike, the orphanage kicks Sam out and he shall be brought elsewhere, away from Nate. Nate goes to their room and catches Sam sneaking out to be on his own, but he promises his little brother that he will return for him. Sam leaves him with a ring belonging to their ancestor Sir Francis Drake, with the inscription “Sic Parvis Magna” (“Greatness from small beginnings”).

Fifteen years later, Nathan works as a bartender and pickpockets wealthy patrons. Victor "Sully" Sullivan, a fortune hunter who worked with Sam tracking treasure hidden by the Magellan crew, explains to Nathan that Sam vanished and ghosted him after helping him to steal Juan Sebastian Elcano's diary. Nathan, who has several postcards Sam sent him over the years, agrees to help Sully to find his brother. Sully and Nathan, disguised as auction attendants, go to an auction to steal a golden key (in the shape of a cross) linked to the Magellan crew. There, the pair encounter Santiago Moncada, the last descendant of the Moncada family (who funded the original expedition), and Jo Braddock, leader of mercenaries hired by Moncada. Nathan is ambushed by Braddock's men, and the ensuing fight creates a distraction for Sully to steal the key.

The duo travel to Barcelona, where the treasure is supposedly hidden, and rendezvous with Sully's contact Chloe Frazer, who has the second key. Chloe steals the first key from Nathan, but Nathan and Sully convince her to work with them. Meanwhile, Moncada confronts his father, Armando, upon learning the family fortune is being donated; after Armando states that his son is not worthy of inheriting it, Moncada orders Braddock to kill him. Nathan, Chloe, and Sully follow clues in Elcano's diary to Santa Maria del Pi, finding a secret crypt behind the altar. Nathan and Chloe enter, finding a trap door, but as they open it, the crypt floods with water. Sully barely manages to help them escape after subduing an ambush by Braddock. Using the two keys to unlock a secret passage, Nathan and Chloe find a map that indicates the treasure is in the Philippines. Chloe betrays Nathan (having originally been hired by Moncada) and takes the map.

Sully reunites with Nathan and says after he and Sam recovered Elcano's diary, they were ambushed by Braddock; Sam was shot, and Sully narrowly escaped. Moncada is betrayed and killed by Braddock, who departs in a cargo plane to find the treasure; Nathan and Sully hide on the plane. Nathan confronts Braddock while Sully parachutes out. Nathan is knocked out the plane with Chloe (who attempts to escape with the map after Moncada's death) and the pair land in the Philippines, where they realize the map does not pinpoint the treasure. After surmising Sam may have left a clue in his postcards, Nathan concludes the treasure's location. Unsure over Chloe's loyalties, Nathan leaves her fake coordinates and reunites with Sully, finding the Magellan ships. Braddock follows them, forcing Nathan and Sully to hide as her crew airlift the ships.

During their escape, Sully commandeers one of the helicopters, causing Braddock to order the other helicopter to approach for a boarding action. Nathan defends himself from her mercenaries and shoots down the other helicopter with one of the ship's cannons. Braddock drops the ship's anchor while Nathan climbs up to the helicopter. Sully throws a bag of collected treasure at Braddock, who is crushed to death when the ship breaks and falls. As Philippine naval units arrive, Nathan and Sully escape with a few pieces of pickpocketed treasure, while Chloe (who followed them by boat) is left empty handed. In a mid-credits scene, it shows that Nate's lost brother, Sam, is alive but is being held in prison, where he is writing another postcard to his brother.

Cast[]

Nathan Drake in the games (Uncharted 3) and the movie.

Development[]

The film has a long pre-history. Already in 2008, film producer Ari Arad stated that he was planning a film adaptation of the game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.[1]


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Soundtrack[]

The soundtrack contains most of the music that is featured in the film. It was composed by Ramin Djawadi and released on February 18, 2022 with 23 tracks. Djawadi also composed a reprisal of "Nate's Theme" by Greg Edmonson, from Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception in the film. Additionally, American band, MILKBLOOD, produced an original song, titled "No Mind", released on February 16th, 2022, just a couple days prior to the film's release, and was used for the end credits sequence.

# Song title Length
1 Uncharted 3:05
2 Parachute 2:32
3 Brothers 3:44
4 Hey, Kid 2:44
5 I'm All In 3:04
6 Meeting Braddock 4:18
7 Only One Rule In This Game 2:28
8 Heart of Gold 4:59
9 Cross Purposes 8:27
10 Clockwise Keys 5:07
11 Skeleton with Angel Wings 3:12
12 Give Me The Cross 6:26
# Song title Length
13 Giant Urns 3:59
14 Sully's Secret 1:26
15 Ready To Make History 1:49
16 Have Some Respect 2:13
17 House of Moncada 1:49
18 Postcards 2:32
19 A Whole World You Haven't Seen 1:40
20 Flying Galleons 5:11
21 Cannonball 3:15
22 Lost Not Gone 5:28
23 The Biggest Treasure Never Found 4:12

Trivia[]

Nolan North as a tourist on the beach, in the Philippines.

  • Nolan North who voiced and performed motion capture for Nathan Drake in the games of the Uncharted series, has a cameo in the film as a tourist in the Philippines. When Nate and Chloe wash up there after falling from the plane, he asks what happened to them. Nate answers to him, "Fell out of a car that fell out of a plane." The tourist replies, "Huh. Hey, you know, something like that happened to me once.", referring to the plane fight scene from the 17th chapter of the video game, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception: "Stowaway". A soft reprisal of the Uncharted games' theme music accompanies North's cameo, as a fun bonus.
  • The movie has numeral allusions to events, objects, and locations of the games.

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