The Uncharted movie has been in development hell for almost a decade, but it appears the project is finally approaching the point where it may actually get off the ground, according to director Shawn Levy.
Speaking with The Playlist, Levy was discussing his upcoming slate, where he revealed that the action-adventure film is 'closest to the starting line.' While there's still casting to be done, Levy made it clear things are ticking along nicely.
'The closest to the starting line is "Uncharted" in that it's a massive title,' said Levy. 'We now have a very good script and we have our star in Tom Holland. That is now subject to schedule and additional casting. But I would say as of right now, that seems to be the most near [the] horizon.'
'And it's a movie I'm very excited about.'
Uncharted has undergone numerous shakeups since it was announced in 2009, and at one point was set to feature Mark Wahlberg as Nathan Drake. The movie was due to start filming in early 2015 when Seth Gordon took over the project, though at the time the lead role had yet to be cast.
Fast forward to today, and Spider-Man actor Tom Holland is now stepping into Drake's boots in a prequel film that will not adapt any of the Naughty Dog-developed games. Levy has said that the studio has his backing, though.
While a release date for the Uncharted movie has yet to be announced, we still have Nathan Fillion's brilliant 15-minute fan film to keep us entertained while we wait.