While the Uncharted fan film was very good indeed, it’s worth noting that Tom Holland is waiting on the sidelines to play Nathan Drake in a proper, feature-length film. And according to Canadian director Shawn Levy, it’s not far off from shooting.
Levy gave a short update on the Uncharted movie in a lengthy interview with The Playlist, which predominately focused on the Stranger Things series.
Towards the end, Levy was asked if Uncharted was closer to shooting than the Starman remake, which Levy is also directing. Levy replied that he was “very excited” about Uncharted, although directing season three of Stranger Things was “every bit as gratifying” in the meantime:
I mean, as of right now, the closest to the starting line is “Uncharted” in that it’s a massive title. 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.
It’s not much, but it’s nice to know that the train is coming closer to the station. Talks about an Uncharted movie have been in the works for years – Mark Wahlberg got tapped at one stage – but it finally seems like, with a good script, star and director in place, Uncharted will finally come to the big screen.
In the interim, there’s always Nathan Fillion’s fan film below. It’s still excellent.