Tom Holland Will Play Nathan Drake In Uncharted Movie

Tom Holland Will Play Nathan Drake In Uncharted Movie

Some people are disappointed that Tom Holland will be playing the much anticipated Nathan Drake in the Uncharted Movie.

Sony is currently making plans for a movie for its highly popular video game franchise Uncharted. The lead in the game is Nathan Drake, for those of you who aren't game buffs and will reportedly be played by Tom Holland.

The projected release date of  December 18th, 2020 is already out there and the director is going to be Dan Trachtenberg who is known for his work in '10 Cloverfield Lane'.

One thing we don't know is what version of the game will dictate the movie's storyline since many versions of this game have been released, such as Eye of Indra, Drake's Trail, Drake's Fortune and The Fourth Labyrinth.  Another thing to consider is the fact that this movie will be in competition with a new Indiana Jones movie.  So we are all wondering what moves will Sony Execs take to make this movie stand out amongst treasure hunting heroes on the lookout for mysterious historical artifacts. 

The film version of Uncharted has been a long time in the making since reports given by the producer Avi Arad can date back to 2008.


What Did Fans Have to Say About Tom Holland Playing Nathan Drake

Gamers have been going completely mental stating that "Spider-man" is simply too YOUNG to play the treasure hunter depicted in the Uncharted game. It seems that the 20-year-old British actor who could quite frankly pass for a 16-year-old is simply not what gamers had in mind when they heard that they were finally getting a film adaption to the game. It seems impossible and even almost laughable that Tom Holland would be selected to play the gruff, rough treasure hunter with an always present five o'clock shadow.

@SageTerrence on Twitter stated that:

Tom Holland cast as Nathan Drake in Uncharted Movie" You guys, we're getting Uncharted Rugrats!!!!!


While M. Dylan @OG_MDB had this to say:

Tom Holland as young Nathan Drake isn't a bad casting, it's just that a young Nathan Drake movie is a bad idea.



James Freakin Rawlins @Its_Mistah_J had this to add to the discourse:

Tom Hardy as Nathan Drake could've been so perfect.


 Other fans were way harsher and way funnier and made the following statements on Twitter.

With @nikkiswagon stating the following on May 22, 2017.


And @FreedyInSpace stating:

isn't Tom Cruise already playing Nathan Drake in The Mummy?


@Ali_Givenchy simply wasn't having it and said:

Tom Holland as a young Nathan Drake to be starred in a movie prequel to the 'Uncharted' video game series...Hmm nah

And my personal favorite is from Jon Bailey @EpicVoiceGuy who had this to say:

Tom Holland's Nathan Drake in an Uncharted movie? They already made that. It was called The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones. #NotMyNathan


The Ups and Downs of Uncharted Movie

Initially, the actor Nathan Fillion was Sony's top pick for the role of Nathan Drake and the actor had taken to social media to drum up support for him being cast in the role. Starting a Twitter campaign in 2010, while Mark Wahlberg began expressing his own desire to portray Drake in that very same year.  Mark Wahlberg told MTV that he was excited by what, then scriptwriter David O. Russell, was doing with the script. 

Unfortunately, these prospective actors fell through when David O. Russell decided that he no longer wanted to write and direct the film. During the decade since the first report that work had begun on the adaption to now, many writers and directors have come and gone. Some of these directors include Seth Rogen, Even Golberg, and Neil Berger the director of the popular Divergent film. Some scriptwriters who have tried their hands are Mark Boal and David Guggenheim, the writer of Safe House.

However, in January 2019, it was confirmed by Variety that Spider-Man's Tom Holland would be playing the lead and Dan Trachtenberg would take the helm and be the director of this much-anticipated movie. The most recent version of the script is being written by Mark Walker and Jonathan Rosenberg.

Shawn Levy who works at Naughty Dog, the company that developed Uncharted, had this to say to Variety last year:

We now have a very good script and we have our star in Tom Holland. 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.

It seems like a lot of effort is being put into making this movie perfect and I can't wait to see what will happen on December 18th, 2020.

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