Tom Holland will be playing a much younger Nathan Drake in the upcoming prequel movie and while the team is ramping up to start filming here in the coming weeks, Holland himself opened up a bit more about what fans can expect and which game inspired the film the most. 

"If I'm honest, one of my favorite video games ever is the fourth Uncharted game... Unbelievable. And lots of the inspiration from the film has come from that game in particular," said Holland during a recent interview with IGN. "It was interesting when I sat down with [Sony Pictures Chairman] Tom Rothman and we were talking about video games, and I was like 'Oh, I've just finished Uncharted.' And he was like 'Well, why don't you play Nathan Drake?' I remember being like, 'I would do anything to play Nathan Drake. Please, that would be amazing.' So yeah, we start shooting in like four weeks. Mark Wahlberg is going to be amazing as Sully. The stunt department that we have out there in Berlin have done an amazing job already, prepping the stunts, and it's going to be an exciting one."

 

Holland also talked a little bit about the younger Drake direction, especially when it comes to seeing the earlier development of this character's relationship with Sully, who acts as his mentor in this franchise: "There was definitely a lot of inspiration that came from the games, but it's a very young, fresh take on the character because, obviously, we didn't get to meet him all that much when he was younger. But it's a pretty awesome movie, and it's global. We travel the world, we see some amazing places, and Mark Wahlberg and I are going to have a great summer together." 

The Uncharted movie officially hits theaters on March 5, 2021, unless another delay is announced due to all of the changes, including who will end up being the final director. Are you looking forward to seeing the tale of a younger Drake? Hit us up with your thoughts over on Twitter @PrimaGames!