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‘Uncharted’: First look at Tom Holland as Nathan Drake

Tom Holland as Nathan Drake in "Uncharted". Image credit: Columbia Pictures Philippines
Tom Holland as Nathan Drake in ‘Uncharted’. Image credit: Columbia Pictures Philippines

Attention, Tom Holland fans! Here is your first look at the popular Spider-Man actor as the young Nathan Drake in the upcoming action-adventure movie “Uncharted”.

Columbia Pictures has unveiled the first-look images from “Uncharted”, which is adapted from the massively popular video game franchise developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation consoles.

Nathan Drake origin story

Magellan’s Book in 'Uncharted'. Image credit: Columbia Pictures Philippines
Magellan’s Book in ‘Uncharted’. Image credit: Columbia Pictures Philippines

In an interview with IGN earlier this year, Holland revealed the narrative thrust of the movie adaptation. Rather than retelling one of the games’ storylines, this “Uncharted” will give us a Nathan Drake origin story.

“’I think what Uncharted offers that most video games films don’t is that it’s an origin story to the games,’ Holland told IGN. ‘So if you played the games, you haven’t seen what’s going to happen in the film. And if you haven’t played the games, you’re going to enjoy the film because it’s information that everyone else is getting at the same time. But I’m super excited to make that movie and it’s been a long time coming.’

“Holland’s casting in the role of Nathan Drake raised some eyebrows because the boyish Spider-Man actor seems years away from resembling the roguish treasure hunter, but it turns out that was done on purpose. Holland intends to show the beginnings of the character in order to tell the story of how he eventually becomes the man gamers are familiar with.”

The Cross of the Brotherhood in 'Uncharted'. Image credit: Columbia Pictures Philippines
The Cross of the Brotherhood in ‘Uncharted’. Image credit: Columbia Pictures Philippines

Directed by Ruben Fleischer, “Uncharted” also stars Mark Wahlberg as Victor Sullivan. The screenplay is by Rafe Judkins, Joe Carnahan, Art Marcum, and Matthew Hollaway. The producers are Avi Arad, Alex Gartner, Charles Roven, and Ari Arad.

Coming to Philippine cinemas in 2021, “Uncharted” will be distributed by Columbia Pictures, the local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

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