A few weeks ago we were blessed with a 15 minuted Uncharted fan film starring Nathan Fillion (of Firefly and Castle fame) as Nathan Drake. Since the inception of the Uncharted video game franchise Fillion has been mentioned as the actor who should take the role of Drake. This is most likely because the character resembles Fillion so much that it's been hard to think of any other actor filling his shoes. Yesterday the director of the upcoming studio-backed Uncharted film told us that we were all wrong. Shawn Levy said via an interview with The Playlist "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."
That's right, that kid that played an excellent Spider-Man is going to be Nathan Drake. Now, if you're saying to yourself "wait...isn't Nathan Drake a middle aged ruggedly handsome treasure hunter dude" you're not wrong. Apparently, this Nathan Drake story will be a prequel because of course it will be. Holland was actually cast as Drake in May of 2017 but that was before the film even had a scriptwriter attached. Joe Carnahan (Death Wish & The Grey) is said to have completed a script for Levy. Hopefully, the team at Naughty Dog will give it's approval of this project like they did with Fillion's fan film version.