Sony’s long-gestating Uncharted movie is finally close to actually happening. Seriously!
At least according to director Shawn Levy, the Night at the Museum and Stranger Things helmer who came on board to take the reins back in October 2016. Speaking to The Playlist about Stranger Things‘ next season (Levy helped pitch the series to Netflix, has directed 6 episodes, and is an executive producer), Levy revealed that Uncharted is indeed inching closer to fruition, confirming that Tom Holland is still on board to star.
“As of right now, the closest to the starting line is Uncharted in that it’s a massive title. We now have a very good script and we have our star in Tom Holland,” Levy said.
“That is now subject to schedule and additional casting. But I would say as of right now, that seems to be the most near horizon. And it’s a movie I’m very excited about.”
Plot-wise, the movie appears to be shaping up to be a prequel focusing on a young version of the game franchise’s lead character, Nathan Drake. It would allow Holland to star in a number of Uncharted films if it all proves successful.
Holland could have some time up his sleeve soon. The actor is currently filming his Spidey sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and has a couple of other projects at various stages of post-production, so there’s a possibility that Holland is good to go. As Levy pointed out, scheduling also depends on who else Sony wants to get on board.
This thing has been developing for years now. Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon was attached way back in 2014, and Joe Carnahan (Smokin’ Aces, The Grey) was hired to pen the screenplay in July 2016.
Nathan Fillion took on the role of Nathan Drake in a fan short film released in July. In case you missed it, you can watch it right HERE.