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From Spider-man to Nathan Drake, Tom Holland nabs the lead in the Uncharted movie

May 22nd, 2017 by Marc Comments

Em, what?

Don’t get us wrong, we think Tom Holland is a great actor but Nathan Drake?!

Ok, so here’s the deal, Deadline have reported that Holland has been cast in the lead role of the Uncharted movie, based on the popular video games from the folks at Naughty Dog video game for PlayStation.

The movie will be a prequel to the games, hence the younger casting for Drake and it looks like they want to go down the Tomb Raider road for this one with a new, younger take on the lead character, focusing on how they became the heroes they are.

Shawn Levy is directing a film that will take its inspiration from a sequence in the third iteration of the video game that focused on the young thief Drake, and his first encounter with the professional rogue, Sullivan.

Word is that Sony Pictures boss Tom Rothman made the decision having seen Spider-man: Homecoming staring Holland as Peter Parker/Spidey.

Sony Pictures are now looking for a new writer for the movie which they have tried to get made for several years, under various scribes.

What do you think of the casting? Let us know.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….