The jury’s still out on whether the Uncharted Movie will get a sequel, although the early Box Office indications are positive, and Sony is promoting the film hard. Nevertheless, as part of a roundtable with Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann – his hat says The Last of Us: Part II, by the way – film director Ruben Fleischer has revealed that he’d like to adapt Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’s car chase should he get another shot at the series.
“If we’re lucky enough to make another one of these, I want to recreate the car chase,” he told Druckmann. “I think the greatest car chase ever in anything is the one in [Uncharted 4]. I’ve done plenty of car chases in my career, but that car chase is unparalleled.”
You may remember that the car chase sees Drake hopping from car-to-car, being dragged through mud, and eventually riding on the back of brother Sam’s bike. There have been a lot of car chases over the years, but we agree with Fleischer – it’s up there.
And star Tom Holland is also on board: “I remember playing that game when we were doing Spider-Man: Homecoming and they were like, ‘We’re ready for you on set’ and I was like, ‘No, I’m doing this car chase, leave us alone.’”
As its primary set-piece, the Uncharted Movie leans on Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception’s cargo plane scene, where Drake is hanging out of the back on a daisy chain of boxes. Holland actually shot a lot of these scenes himself, and has described the film as one of the most physically demanding he’s ever done. It’s hard to argue when you see behind-the-scenes footage of him leaping from crate-to-crate, with industrial fans blowing him the other way.