Citing unnamed sources, Deadline reports that Sony Pictures Chairman Tom Rothman settled on Holland after seeing cuts of his performance in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Joe Carnahan was originally working on the screenplay of Uncharted, but a new writer will be chosen to draft a story, which the studio hopes will launch a new franchise.
Initially targeted for release on June 10, 2017, the Uncharted has been sitting at Sony for a few years, cycling through potential leads and directors, including Mark Wahlberg and Seth Gordon. It has since found a director in Shawn Levy, and now with Holland cast as the lead, production will soon be under way.
Uncharted follows the archaeological adventures of Nathan Drake, a purported descendant of Sir Francis Drake, as he travels the world in search of riches and artifacts. The video game franchise debuted in 2007, and released its most recent entry, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, last year.
Sony’s Uncharted will be produced by Charles Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner and Ari Arad. The film does not have a release date.