Vague news about the Uncharted film adaptation have been floating around for a very long time. Just when we think it’s gotta be getting close, like when we heard about the script Joe Carnahan wrote, the rug gets swept out from under us. Mark Wahlberg was supposedly confirmed to play Nathan Drake once, but that too was dropped. Most recently we’ve been told that Shawn Levy will be directing the Uncharted film. If you don’t recognize his name you’ll know him from his ever-popular Netflix series, Stranger Things .
Now we’ve got some more Uncharted film news. A new casting for Nathan Drake has been made. Tom Rothman, Sony Pictures’ chief, was really impressed by the newest Spider-Man, Tom Holland. Thanks to a viewing of Spider-Man: Homecoming , Rothman asked that Holland play Nathan. It would seem he has accepted, since Sony is currently looking for a new scriptwriter. (Again.)
Why a new scriptwriter? They’ve now planned to make the Uncharted film function as a prequel. They’re using a scene from Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception as inspiration. In this movie, Nathan meets Sullivan for the first time.
What do you think of this newest news in the Uncharted film sphere of the world?