Marvel actor Tom Holland and legendary Hong Kong-born Chinese actor Jackie Chan exchanged praises before the video game-to-film adaptation of “Uncharted” finally premiered in China.
In a recent interview, Holland, 25, explained that some of the film’s scenes were inspired by the stunts of Chan, 67, who is known for using random nearby objects to his advantage during fights.
“One of our big inspirations for one of the fight scenes in this film, which is the bar fight, was Jackie Chan using his surroundings to fight people in very unique and different ways,” Holland said.
Another scene in “Uncharted” that might remind viewers of the Chinese stuntman-turned-actor is the moment when Holland’s character, Nathan Drake, jumps from a high ceiling to the ground of an auction house.
In a reply on Saturday, Chan praised Holland and also reminded him to be cautious when doing his own stunts.
“I heard the young man paid tribute to my films in a lot of action scenes and has done stunts by himself,” Chan said. “You are amazing. But be careful when you do stunts. I’m thrilled that Chinese Kung Fu movies have fans all around the world. Thank you for your support, and I hope I can work with Holland in the future.”
While discussing the stunts in “Uncharted,” Holland explained that the film features plenty of “real practical stunts” which he hopes fans will be “blown away” by.
“These sequences push the boundaries of what we’ve seen before in cinema. So I think we pay tribute to some of the incredible action sequences in the game,” Holland added.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer, “Uncharted” stars Holland as Nathan Drake, who works alongside fellow treasure hunter Victor Sullivan, played by Mark Wahlberg. The two search for the 500-year-old long-lost fortune of Ferdinand Magellan. The movie was inspired by the video game “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.”
Initially set to release on Dec. 18, 2020, “Uncharted” experienced several pushbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The movie was finally released in the United States and some other countries on Feb. 18. It premiered in China on March 14.