It’s hard to believe that Sony has been planning a movie based on the Uncharted video game series ever since the first game came out in 2007, but up until now the project has proven to be little more than a revolving door for various writers, directors and stars. With the fourth (and apparently final) video game having been released, there now seems to be a renewed effort to get a movie off the ground. Last year, Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) came on board to direct but there still was no word on who might play Nathan Drake. Now this week it appears that Sony has made a somewhat surprising choice: Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland. Hit the jump for more details.
According to Deadline, Tom Holland is attached to star in Sony’s Uncharted movie, based on the bestselling video game series. He will play a younger version of Nathan Drake with a story that is drawing from the flashback sequences in Uncharted 3 and 4, although the plan is for him to star in multiple movies and eventually grow into the Nathan Drake we all know and love. The most recent draft of the script was written by Joe Carnahan (The Grey) but that will now be scrapped in favour of this new take.
The new direction for this movie supposedly came from Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman who was inspired after seeing Tom Holland’s performance in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Part of me believes that the success of Stranger Things (which Levy produced and directed several episodes of) may have also had something to do with the decision to cast a younger actor. Either way, it sounds like it is probably time to give up on the dream of Nathan Fillion headlining this movie. Are you game for an Uncharted movie that focuses on a young Nathan Drake?