Sony Pictures has been trying to get an Uncharted movie made for years and the studio just took a major step forward. Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland has been cast as Nathan Drake, a treasure hunter who travels the world looking for a specific artefact. Fans of the game series will likely be confused wit this casting since Holland is much younger than Nathan Drake is in the games. Well, apparently Sony head Tom Rothman is so impressed with Spider-Man: Homecoming that he wants to build an Uncharted movie around Tom Holland, starting with a prequel that will follow a young Nathan Drake.
According to reports, the film will take inspiration from a sequence in the third instalment of the video game. This sequence focused on the younger Drake and showed his first interaction with his mentor, Sullivan.
Stranger Things director Shawn Levy is still on board to direct the Uncharted movie but the studio has started to search for a new scriptwriter, who will begin to write the adventure of the young Nathan Drake. With a lead actor and director now secured, developments will start to be made with the Uncharted movie, all they need to do is get a completed script and find a time in Holland’s schedule.
Admittedly, I’m not a big video game fan and I haven’t actually played any of the Uncharted games. I do, however, enjoy the concept and think if done correctly these movies could capture what I love so much about the Indiana Jones franchise. Tom Holland has proven more than once that he is a great actor and the fact that this all happened because Tom Rothman loved Spider-Man: Homecoming just makes me more excited to see that movie!
Are you excited to hear what Sony is doing with the Uncharted movie? Let me know in the comments.