Today, a new report from Deadline has surfaced claiming that the upcoming Uncharted movie will be a prequel, with a storyline that takes place before the story of Naughty Dog’s video game series and that centers around young Nathan Drake. Additionally, it was revealed that Spider-Man Homecoming star Tom Holland will star as young Drake.
Announced a few years ago, the Uncharted movie has been a bit of an anomaly, aka everyone has been skeptical about whether or not it would ever come to fruition. Well, apparently Sony is still trying to make something happen.
Shawn Levy, director of The Pink Panther, multiple A Night in the Museum entries, The Internship, and more, will direct the film, which will take its inspiration from a sequence in the third iteration of the video game series that featured young Nathan Drake encountering Sully for the first time.
According to Deadline’s sources, this reformation of the franchise came after Sony Pictures chief Tom Rotham saw the latest cut of the upcoming Spider-Man film.
As you may know, Sony has tried for years and worked with various directors to get the series into a movie franchise, with past scripts from Joe Carnahan, David Guggenheim, and Eric Warren Singer. The new story line will capture Drake as he grows into the treasure hunter we all know from the video games.
Uncharted is produced by Charles Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner and Ari Arad. There is no word when it will release.