The “Uncharted” series has spent years shamelessly paying tribute to classic action movies and their intense set pieces, so it’s somewhat fitting to see a movie actually take inspiration from the “Uncharted” games, especially if it’s a big franchise like “Mission Impossible.” Director Christopher McQuarrie revealed that one of the insane stunts from “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” was inspired by a set piece from “Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.”
McQuarrie dropped this interesting little factoid during a lengthy Q&A session on Twitter, when a fan asked him what inspired the airplane stunt in the coming “Rogue Nation” film starring Tom Cruise. The director stated that it was a team effort and he credited the “Uncharted” games for the set piece, particularly the third installment of the game “Drake’s Deception.”
As to what particular scene, Games Radar claimed that it’s the set piece where Nathan Drake was seemingly thrown off a cargo plane and has to climb over some falling trucks while also shooting at enemies. Things get even crazier, as Drake manages to get his way back up before he has to go down again.
Justin Richmond, the man responsible for directing “Uncharted 3” and “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End,” replied to the answer on Twitter, saying it made his day. After directing “Uncharted 4,” Richmond left Naughty Dog and joined Riot Games in 2014.
While action movies like “Indiana Jones” and “National Treasure” were clear inspirations for the set pieces in the “Uncharted” series, the fact that it inspired a stunt from the new “Mission Impossible” movie shows how influential the series can be. It even shows how influential video games are in general, as “Rogue Nation” is set to be a blockbuster, just like the previous “Mission Impossible” movies before it.
“Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” will be released on July 30 in theaters worldwide, so fans interested in the series can check it out then. “Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception” is available now for the PlayStation 3 and will be re-released with the other “Uncharted” games as part of a PlayStation 4 bundle. “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End” comes out sometime in 2016.