Some new developments have recently come to light regarding the long-awaited big-screen adaptation of the popular "Uncharted" action adventure shooter video game franchise. Plans for the movie had previously been unclear as several changes have been made over the past several years. Now, the latest reports have revealed that Sony Pictures may be going in an entirely different direction this time around.

Back to the beginning

According to a report from Deadline, Sony Pictures is apparently planning to go back in time and tell the story of Nathan Drake's childhood. The inspiration for the prequel reportedly comes from the 20-year flashback that was showcased in "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception," which is the third installment in the highly popular "Uncharted" series.

Fans of the game will likely be familiar with the scene where the 14-year old Nate first met his mentor, Victor Sullivan, in Cartagena, Colombia. Nate was captured by Marlow and her henchmen, but Sully eventually rescues him and takes him under his wing. Apart from that, not much is really known about the possible plot for the upcoming prequel movie.

Big name star

The company is reportedly eyeing "Spider-Man: Homecoming" star Tom Holland to play as the young Drake. The 20-year old actor is currently one of the most sought after stars in the Hollywood, especially with his slew of upcoming big name projects.

Sony Pictures' Tom Rothman reportedly saw the latest cut of the new "Spider-Man" movie and immediately decided that he wanted the actor to be in the "Uncharted" film adaptation. There has been a lot of big name stars that have been attached to different leading roles for the movie over the years.

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These actors include Mark Wahlberg as Drake, Robert DeNiro as Scully, and Scarlett Johansson as Elena. Chris Pratt was rumored to have passed up the offer to play the movie's leading role.

The waiting game

The "Uncharted" movie has been in development for quite a while now. Talks about producing the movie started back in 2009. However, there was little to no progress regarding it coming into fruition due to several unknown reasons.

Earlier in the year, screenwriter Joe Carnhan announced that he had completed a script for the new movie and that Naughty Dog was happy with it. However, the developer's creative director, Neil Druckman, later revealed that they had not seen any script from the writer and Druckman outright asked Carnhan to stop implying that he has their support.