Tom Holland Talks About Playing NATHAN DRAKE in The UNCHARTED Movie
There were a lot of mixed emotions when we learned that Tom Holland would be playing a young version of Nathan Drake in director Shawn Levy's Uncharted movie. Most of us think Holland is a very talented young actor and it's cool to see him get cast in the role. At the same time, most of us were hoping to see a film that revolves an older, more experienced Nathan Drake.
I'm not writing the film off, and I know Holland will do a great job. I just hope they actually give us a great story that fans of the game will love. The movie has a lot to live up to because those games are freakin' awesome!
During a recent interview with Yahoo Movies, Holland talked about the Uncharted movie for the first time since it was announced that he was cast in the film and this is what he said:
"It’s an exciting one. I didn’t know much about it. It sort of just came, it was a conversation I had with (studio head) Tom Rothman about the potential of different movies that I’d like to work with with Sony and I just had the idea that maybe a young Nathan Drake would be something that audiences would be very interested in. I met Shawn (Levy, director) at the MTV awards and we had a brief chat about the potential of doing an origin story rather than copying what the games have done and it seems like people have been really excited about it, I know I am. I’m excited to have some further conversations about it."
So it was Holland's idea to tell a Nathan Drake origin story. Rothman must really like that kid. The movie is being built around a brief scene from the third video game that "focused on the young thief Drake, and his first encounter with the professional rogue, Sullivan."
I never expected to see the film to go in this direction, but I hope that Levy, Holland, and the rest of the creative team are able to give us an awesome movie that fans can rally behind. If they don't, there's no doubt the fans will give them a lot of shit.