‘Spider-Man’ Star Tom Holland to Play Young Nathan Drake in Sony’s ‘Uncharted’ Franchise

Shawn Levy will direct action film about grizzled treasure hunter, reconceived as prequel to the hit video games

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“Spider-Man: Homecoming” star Tom Holland is attached to another major Sony franchise, joining Shawn Levy‘s “Uncharted,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Levy is directing the adaptation of the hit video game in which Holland is set to star as the young treasure hunter thief Nathan Drake. The film will take its inspiration from a sequence in the third version of the famous video game, in which Drake first meets professional rogue, Sullivan.

Sony is yet to find a writer for the screenplay, which will be retooled as a prequel. Producers include Charles Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner and Ari Arad.

“Uncharted” is an action-adventure third-person shooter video game, following protagonist Drake, a treasure hunter who journeys across the world to uncover historical mysteries. The first game was released in 2007, followed by various gaming sequels.

Holland first made his appearance as Spider-Man in last year’s “Captain America: Civil War.”

His first standalone film will hit theaters on July 7, also starring Zendaya, Robert Downey Jr. and Marisa Tomei. Holland will portray the webbed superhero after Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield played the character on the big screen.

The young British actor, who went adventuring in this spring’s “The Lost City of Z,” will also next star in The Weinstein Company’s “The Current War” alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon and Katherine Waterston. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon will direct.

Holland is represented by WME, Viewpoint LA and Curtis Brown.

Deadline first reported the news.

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