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  • Writer's pictureAaron Fonseca

Tom Holland's Uncharted Homages an Iconic Video Game Scene in Extended Sneak Peek

Tom Holland's Nathan Drake probably wishes he had Peter Parker's Spider Powers in an extended sneak peek at Sony's fast-approaching film adaptation of Uncharted.

On its official YouTube channel, Sony Pictures Entertainment shared a nearly two-and-a-half-minute scene from Uncharted, in which Nate battles Braddock's (Tati Gabrielle) goons on a cargo plane thousands of feet up in the air. The cargo flies out the back and Nate goes with it when his leg is ensnared. With the cargo still connected to the plane, Nate has to precariously climb his way back aboard, all while still being shot at. This scene is a direct homage to a particularly memorable sequence from the 2011 video game Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.

Nate ultimately manages to make it back onto the plane. However, sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a train -- or in this case, a red sports car.

Directed by Ruben Fleischer (Venom, Zombieland), Sony Pictures' Uncharted is based on developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation-exclusive series of Uncharted video games. The film features Holland, star of Sony and Marvel Studios' Spider-Man film series, as franchise protagonist Nathan "Nate" Drake.

Holland is joined in the film by Mark Wahlberg, who plays Nate's mentor Victor "Sully" Sullivan. Sophia Ali stars as Chloe Frazer, Nate's love interest. Meanwhile, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina alum Gabrielle plays Braddock, while Antonio Banderas stars as main antagonist Moncada. Additionally, Pilou Asbæk and Rubén Doblas Gundersen (better known as El Rubius) have been cast in undisclosed roles.

Naughty Dog's mainline Uncharted series began with Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, which originally released for the PlayStation 3 in 2007. Drake's Fortune was followed up by Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and the aforementioned Drake's Deception, which released for the PS3 in 2009 and 2011, respectively. In 2016, Naughty Dog brought the series to the PlayStation 4 with Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, which was itself followed up by the standalone expansion Uncharted: The Lost Legacy in 2017.

A feature film adaptation of Uncharted has been in various stages of development at Sony since about 2008. Finally set for release next month, the movie follows Holland's Nate and Wahlberg's Sully as they search for a great lost treasure while also attempting to track down Nate's long-lost brother.

Uncharted hits theaters in the United States on Feb. 18.

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