After quite a few years and several failed attempts at it, the film adaptation of Sony Playstation’s popular “Uncharted” series picked up steam last year when the project was retooled to serve as more of an ‘origin story’ with “Spider-Man: Homecoming” star Tom Holland in the lead role of adventurer Nathan Drake.
Additionally “Real Steel” helmer and “Stranger Things” producer Shawn Levy came onboard to direct the film which is being produced by Charles Roven. Speaking at the Producers Guild of America Awards a few days ago, Roven spoke with Deadline about how the movie plans to differentiate itself from the games – mainly due to it being set in a time unexplored by the games:
“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.”
Judkins has written multiple episodes of “Chuck” and served as producer on both “Hemlock Grove” and “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD”. The “Uncharted” film still has no release date