Sony taps Tom Holland to star as a young Nathan Drake for their Uncharted series

January 29th, 2011 @ 19:11:28

After handing him the web shooters and costume to headline their Spider-Man reboot, Sony Pictures is apparently so sold on Tom Holland that they are giving him another potential franchise already.

According to Deadline, the studio has tapped the Spider-Man: Homecoming actor to star as the young version of treasure hunter Nathan Drake in their adaptation of the PlayStation game series Uncharted. Sony has been toying with a way to bring the game series to the big screen for awhile and reportedly this new version has been redrafted from what they had previously to be a prequel to the storylines from the video games.

Shawn Levy will direct the film which is reportedly taking its cues from a sequence in the third game that focused on Drake as a young thief and his first encounter with his mentor & father figure Victor “Sully” Sullivan.

After having the likes of Joe Carnahan, David Guggenheim and Eric Warren Singer take a pass at screenplays the studio is searching for a new writer to draft a storyline that will see Drake as he grows into the Nathan Drake that game players know.

Holland has Spider-Man: Homecoming coming out in July along with a few other movies this year and he’s already slated to be part of Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers 4 and a Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel in the next few years.

There is no word on any potential release date, but with the search for a screenwriter going on it’s likely it won’t be for a couple of years.

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