Tom Holland has revealed that the cargo plane sequence in Uncharted is the ‘hardest’ action sequence he’s ever worked on.
During a new featurette that takes us behind the scenes (well, scene) of the upcoming video game movie, Tom Holland sheds some light on the impressive action set-piece.
“The sequence where we’re flying out the back of the plane on the boxes – we must have shot that for five weeks, almost every day,” he revealed. “At times, I would be, like, one hundred feet in the air, attached to a box that is spinning, and then I would basically hang on until it would throw me off and it was really scary.”
We got our first glimpse of this impressive action sequence in the recent Uncharted trailer. Here, we see Nathan Drake (played by Tom Holland) falling out of the back of a cargo plane… and then desperately scrambling across mid-air cargo crates to clamber his way back inside.
“I think that level of fear just makes that scene that much more authentic,” he explained. “It’s the hardest action sequence I’ve ever made.”
The trailer features multiple scenes that seem to be based on the games. In this case, the adrenaline-fuelled cargo plan sequence mirrors a set piece from Uncharted 3 where Drake is dragged behind a cargo plane.
Although other scenes seem to be inspired by the game too, it looks as though Uncharted will be more of an origin story, which explains why Tom Holland was cast as the far younger Nathan Drake. Additionally, his middle-aged mentor Sully will be played by Mark Wahlberg, with only a brief hint of his iconic moustache.
Tom Holland stars as Nathan Drake alongside Mark Wahlberg as Sully. Joining them are Sophia Ali as a fellow treasure hunter and love interest Chloe Frazer, Tati Gabrielle as Braddock, and Antonio Banderas as the film’s currently unnamed (but presumably badass) villain.
Uncharted is directed by Ruben Fleischer, and based on a script by Rafe Judkins, Art Marcum, and Matt Holloway.
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