Thursday, May 25, 2017

Tom Holland to Play Young Nathan Drake in Reconfigured UNCHARTED Movie

Tom Holland to Play Young Nathan Drake in Reconfigured UNCHARTED Movie
It's been a long time since Sony's been trying to develop an "Uncharted" movie based on the highly successful PlayStation exclusive video game franchise. So far, all attempts have been unsuccessful. At one point, Mark Wahlberg was set to star, and David O. Russell ("American Hustle ") was attached to direct. According to recent reports, however, things are about to change.

It seems that Sony Pictures has recruited "Spider-Man: Homecoming " star Tom Holland to lead the "Uncharted" movie, which will be repurposed into a prequel that will focus on protagonist Nathan Drake's early days as a young thief, and his encounter with professional rogue, Victor "Sully" Sullivan, who will become a mentor and father-figure to Drake. This particular plotline is actually inspired by a sequence from the third game in the video game series and is said to be the idea of Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman, who was very inspired by Holland's performance in the upcoming "Spider-Man" movie. It certainly looks like Sony is aiming to develop an origin story that will eventually lead into a proper "Uncharted" movie, since they apparently have no idea how to do one of those.

The film will be directed by Shawn Levy ("Stranger Things") and the studio is still looking for a screenwriter. Past scribes attached to the project include Joe Carnahan, David Guggenheim and Eric Warren Singer, but it is unknown if any of their ideas will still be used.

Besides "Spider-Man: Homecoming", which opens on July 7th, Tom Holland can also be seen this December in the biopic "The Current War" alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicholas Hoult, Katherine Waterston and Michael Shannon.


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