Uncharted Movie Is Getting Close, Director Says
"It's a movie I'm very excited about."
A movie based on Naughty Dog's Uncharted games has been in the works for many years, but it seems that it's getting close actually happening. Following last year's news that Spider-Man star Tom Holland will play a young Nathan Drake, we have an update from director Shawn Levy.
Levy is also a producer of Stranger Things and in an interview about that Netflix hit, was asked about the status of other upcoming projects, including the Uncharted movie. "As of right now, the closest to the starting line is Uncharted in that it's a massive title," he told 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."
Levy was announced as director of the Uncharted film back in October 2016, while Holland has been attached since May last year. More recently, Naughty Dog's creative lead Neil Druckmann spoke about the decision to hire Levy, and what fans could expect from the movie. He stated that Levy really "gets it" and "understands where we're at," and that the film wouldn't be a direct adaptation of any of the four main Uncharted games.
"We used to just be excited--oh my god, movies are looking at us," he explained. "There could be an Uncharted movie on the screen, and then as more time passes on, we're not excited by a direct adaptation of the story we told, because we feel we've already told that story very well cinematically, so I don't know what else you could bring to it."
In related news, an Uncharted fan film was released last month, with Nathan Fillion as Drake. The Firefly star has been suggested as a potential Drake by fans for years, but with the movie clearly opting for a much younger version of the character, this short film at least gives us a chance to see what Fillion can deliver in the role.
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