British actor Tom Holland has offered a brief Uncharted movie update during a recent interview promoting Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Holland, who is the third actor to portray the web-slinging hero on the big screen, reiterated that the Uncharted movie is looking to be an origins story, although admitted the film is still very much in the early stages of development.
“The idea is to make an origin story for Nathan Drake, something we haven’t really seen since the games take place later in his life, but at the moment this is just a conversation. I sat down with Tom Rothman and we sort of came up with this idea, and I sat down with Shawn Levy to talk about this idea, and believe me, this is something I’m very passionate about, that I would love to do, but it just depends if it’s going to work out.”
Holland was attached to play a younger version of the wise-cracking treasure hunter earlier this year, and also has ideas for who could portray Victor ‘Sully’ Sullivan in the movie adaptation of the Naughty Dog videogame series. It’s not yet known if director Joe Carnahan’s script was related to the version Holland will be featuring in, or if Sony has decided to pull the plug and start from scratch yet again.
The Uncharted movie has been doing the round since 2009, although has seen a revolving door of cast members, directors, and script writers over the past eight years. Initially, the project has Mark Wahlberg attached to play Nate, with David O’ Russell in the director’s chair, although his script deviated considerably from the source material. Since that time, Neil Burger and Seth Gordon have both had a crack at bringing Drake to the silver screen, but again things didn’t work out, which lead to Carnahan taking over the project.
Sony had originally pencilled the Uncharted movie for release in cinemas in June 2017, although right now it’s anyone’s guess as to when we’ll finally get to see the film.