Tom Holland has been attached to a feature film adaptation of the Uncharted video game series for years. the project has been in development for so long that many thought it would never come to pass. Well, the lead actor himself is putting a squash on those naysayers. The 24-year-old has posted the very first official look at the film and it’s of himself as lead character Nathan Drake.
Check out this first look at Tom Holland as Nathan Drake in the upcoming Uncharted movie:
For a comparison, here is a shot of Nathan Drake from the very first Uncharted game:
It certainly looks like Tom Holland and the filmmakers behind the Uncharted film are doing their best to capture the iconic look of Nathan Drake from the early games. It is unclear at this point whether or not the Uncharted movie will be directly adapting the storyline of the first game, but this first look definitely says they will be nailing the visual look of the character and his world.
Tom Holland has been an adamant supported and fan of the Uncharted video game series and has maintained his attachment to the feature film adaptation after many ups and downs with the production. Numerous directors and screenwriters have left the project and it started to look like it would be falling victim to the “video game movie curse” that seems to plague many adaptations.
However, recent adaptations like Sonic the Hedgehog and Pokémon Detective Pikachu have started to prove that the “video game movie curse” is starting to be broken. Could Tom Holland be a part of that narrative? It certainly seems like fans have been eagerly awaiting his portrayal of series lead Nathan Drake, and the actor has proven himself to be a capable and dependable presence in blockbuster films. This first look at the character should have those fans feeling even more at ease with the upcoming adaptation.
With Tom Holland sharing this very first look at the Uncharted film, it is only a matter of time before we actually get to see some footage from the long-gestating project. As of now, the film is scheduled to be one of the big summer blockbusters of 2021. If the movie theater industry is able to recover and recuperate after the devastating losses they have suffered in 2020, Uncharted could be poised to be one of the biggest films of next year’s summer movie season.
We will have to wait and see what else we can look forward to from the Uncharted movie, but for now, let us be thankful to Tom Holland for sharing this first look at his interpretation of beloved video game character Nathan Drake. 2020 has been a legendarily awful year, and something as simple as seeing Tom Holland as Nathan Drake is the kind of simple pleasure we could all use right now. Let us enjoy it while we can because you know 2020 has yet another curveball to throw our way before too long.