Uncharted is one of those video games that, despite being incredibly cinematic in their own right, have had a hard time transitioning to the big screen. For years, Hollywood has been trying to crack the code, and while it seems like they’re closer than ever, it’s still a work in progress.
When last we heard, Stranger Things executive producer Shawn Levy was taking over directing duties from Joe Carnahan, who had written a draft of the script. What’s more, Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland was set to play a younger version of franchise lead Nathan Drake.
Speaking with Deadline, The film’s producer Charles Roven gave an update on the project.
“We’ve come up with a wonderful origin story but it’s still based on the Uncharted video game. It doesn’t take place during any of the time period of any of the Uncharted video games. It actually takes place when Nathan Drake (who’s the lead of that game) and Sully, I guess you’d call him his surrogate father, were much younger. It’s an origin story that evolves out of the game but is not from the game. Shawn Levy is going to be directing it and a young writer Rafe Judkins is currently writing the screenplay.”
The writer in question has written a handful of episodes of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., along with shows like Chuck and My Own Worst Enemy. Admittedly, it’s still too early to tell whether or not this film is on the right path, but between Holland as a star and Levy as a director, I certainly hope it would be enough to steer the content in the right direction.
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