From Marvell universe, Tom Holland is moving into Uncharted territory, though not until 2020. The big-screen adaptation of the Uncharted video game series will hit theatres on 18 December 2020, according to Sony.
Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman was so dazzled by Holland’s turn in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, he felt confident casting him as a young Nathan Drake, according to a Deadline exclusive Monday.
If it’s a success, Sony Pictures plans to build a film franchise around Holland and Uncharted as the video game series has sold over 30 million copies since its inception.
All previous scripts have reportedly been tossed in favour of hiring a new writer to create a fresh screenplay for Holland’s turn as Drake. We may see some adaptation of flashback sequences in Uncharted 3 and Uncharted 4, but even those would need adjustment due to Holland’s age (he falls between the 14-year-old flashback Nathan and mid/late-30s Nathan). Stranger Things executive producer Shawn Levy is slated to direct the film.
In Uncharted 4, the younger character model of Drake was played via motion and voice capture by Britain Dalton. With wonderful irony, directors replaced an American called Britain with a Briton playing an American.