Tom Holland Set To Play Young Nathan Drake in Uncharted Movie

Posted 2017/05/22 2397 0

Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland has signed on to star in the upcoming Uncharted film, playing the role of young Nathan Drake.


According to Deadline, the Uncharted movie will take heavy inspiration from the third installment in the original video game series, aka. 2011’s Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. To be exact, the film will be based on the flashback in Drake’s Deception that reveals how the young Drake (then but a simple thief) first crossed paths with Victor “Sully” Sullivan: the rogue who became Drake’s father figure and mentor, training him in the “art” of seeking a fortune through hunting ancient treasures around the world.

The studio has tried for years with various directors to get this video game to launch a franchise, with past scripts from Joe Carnahan, David Guggenheim and Eric Warren Singer. Uncharted is directed by Shawn Levy, produced by Charles Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner and Ari Arad. With a director and a lead in place, this is as stable as the project's been for some time, now it just needs a script and a gap in Holland's increasingly busy schedule.

The casting decision was reportedly made after Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman was impressed by Holland in the latest cut of the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming. Of course, this is a huge deal for Holland, who’s about to get his leading role debut in the rebooted Spider-Man franchise this July. Sony is clearly putting a lot of faith in the young star, who was already well received in last year’s Captain America: Civil War. Depending on if this new take on Uncharted can get off the ground, the future certainly looks bright for him. Holland will also be seen in December in “The Current War,” opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, and Katherine Waterston, with Alfonso Gomez-Rejon directing.

Uncharted does not have a release date at this time. We will bring you more information about the Uncharted movie as it becomes available.