Not long after it was announced that Uncharted was going to be adapted into a live-action film, fans of the game were surprised to learn that the role of Nathan Drake would be going to none other than Spider-Man star Tom Holland.
Holland is considerably younger than the character in the game, but director Dan Trachtenberg has said he isn’t interested in retracing the events of the action-adventure series.
Speaking to GamesRadar, the director revealed that rather than doing a straight up adaptation of Uncharted, he wants to focus on Nathan Drake’s life before the events of the first game.
“I have been approached with different versions of this tale and have always been not that interested in it because I didn’t really want to trace the game,” he said.
“I didn’t really feel like it was at all worthy of making a video game adaptation, if we’re just gonna copy what the game is and just serve people a lesser experience than what they’ve experienced in such an incredible way.
“If Naughty Dog so chose to make another Uncharted game featuring Nate and Sully… this movie’s story is probably the story that they would want to tell.”
Uncharted will be released in cinemas on December 18, 2020.