It could be argued that one of the main reasons why movies based on games don’t succeed is because the filmmakers aren’t gamers themselves or they don’t understand what makes the characters great. Now, as a case in point, Tom Holland has been cast as Nathan Drake in an upcoming Uncharted movie.
It’s somewhat surprising news really, but it seems Nathan Drake will be de-aged for the upcoming Sony-produced film. Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland will play the young adventurer, instead of fan favourites Nathan Fillion and Mark Wahlberg.
Directed by Shawn Levy (Real Steel, Date Night), it seems that Sony is planning to create they franchise as a prequel to the Naughty Dog video game for PlayStation instead of a cinematic version of the already existing world. It will focus on Drake’s younger years as a thief and his first encounter with Sullivan, aka Sully.
According to Deadline, Sony Pictures boss Tom Rothman is to blame. Clearly, he has never played the game before. Clearly, he has no idea who or what Nathan Drake is supposed to be. Fans will be bitterly disappointed.