The potential for a sequel to the Uncharted adaptation seems increasingly likely after Charles Roven, a Sony Pictures producer, suggested the studio had plans for more films. In a conversation with The Hollywood Reporter (per a report from GamesRadar), Roven confirmed interest in making Uncharted 2 and was optimistic about expanding the adaptation into a franchise. “Oh yeah!” said Roven.
“We had a really good time with that movie,” he continued. “The fans really liked the movie, and people who didn’t know anything about the game really liked the movie. So we are definitely looking to make another one of those.”
Despite receiving mixed reviews, the adaptation was a commercial success, earning over $400 million at the box office on a budget of $120 million. If a sequel were to go ahead, it’d be interesting to see where they’d take the series next, since the first film covered significant events from the third and fourth Uncharted games.
The adaptation introduced Gage, a character from the original game, suggesting a sequel could cover the events of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune in the search for the lost treasure of El Dorado.
The Uncharted film was released in February 2022 following years of development hell and multiple pandemic-related delays. Based off Naughty Dog’s hit adventure series, Tom Holland stars as a young Nathan Drake, working as a bartender before being recruited by Mark Wahlberg (who plays Victor “Sully” Sullivan to search for the lost, fabled treasure of the Magellan expedition.
As reviewed by FlickLuster, Uncharted was described as “a frantic, fun, and breathless big-screen experience of Naughty Dog’s acclaimed franchise, and serves as a decent launching point for a sequel if green-lit.”
Uncharted further stars Sophia Ali, Rudy Pankow, Tati Gabrielle, Antonio Banderas, Steve Waddington, Pilou Asbæk, and Nolan North.