Spider-Man Star Tom Holland Will Play Young Nathan Drake in The UNCHARTED Movie
Here's a cool bit of casting news that comes as a complete surprise! Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland has been cast in the role of a young Nathan Drake in director Shawn Levy's (Stranger Things) big screen adaptation of the hit video game Uncharted.
According to Deadline, the film has been "redrafted as a prequel to the treasure hunting action story line in the Naughty Dog video game for PlayStation." They go on to say that the film is based on a sequence from the third video game that "focused on the young thief Drake, and his first encounter with the professional rogue, Sullivan."
I wasn't expecting this film to go in this direction at all! Apparently, Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman loved the latest cut of Spider-Man: Homecoming so much that he wanted to reformulate Uncharted around Tom Holland.
This Uncharted film project has been in development for years and has gone through several writers, directors, and actors, but nothing has ever seemed to work. It seems like they are ready to push the film forward with this new vision of the story and character.
Sony Pictures is now on the hunt for a writer to draft a story and script. I'm a big fan of Holland's film work. I love him as Spider-Man but he recently co-starred in the true story adventure film The Lost City of Z, which he was fantastic in. After seeing that, it's not hard to imagine him in the role of a young Nathan Drake. I'm sure he'll be awesome in the role and it will be a role he can grow into over the course of multiple films. I just hope that they are able to draft a great story around him.
Uncharted is being produced by Charles Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner and Ari Arad. What do you all think about Holland playing a young Nathan Drake?