Deadline reports Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland has signed on to star in Sony’s adaptation of the hit NaughtyDog video game Uncharted as a young Nathan Drake.
The film adaptation which has Shawn Levy (Stranger Things) attached to direct, is now being reworked to be a prequel for the treasure hunter that takes influence from a sequence in Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception as the story focuses on Nathan Drake and his first encounter with the fortune seeker and businessman Victor Sullivan aka Sully, who will later become a father figure to the adventurer.
The long in development project once had Nathan Fillion rumored to star before Mark Wahlberg was in the mix with a script being developed by David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook) but the project many filmmakers come and gone since. Seth Gordon (Baywatch) and Neil Burger (Divergent) were once attached but Levy signed on to helm the film last fall with the latest draft of the script penned by Joe Carnahan (The Grey). Carnahan described the script as an R-rated take that remained faithful to the adult language used in the games. But the studio is now reworking their take on their adaptation following Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman seeing the latest cut of the Spider-Man: Homecoming and will bring on a new writer to chronicle a young Nathan as he grows into the adventure fans are familiar with. NaughtyDog remains uninvolved with the project.
Uncharted is being produced by Charles Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner and Ari Arad. As of now, the film does not have a release date.