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Tom Holland cast as Nathan Drake in 'Uncharted' video game adaptation

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Wade Sheridan
Tom Holland attends the U.K. premiere of Captain America: Civil War on April 26, 2016. Holland is set to portray Nathan Drake in Sony's upcoming Uncharted film. File Photo by Paul Treadway/ UPI
Tom Holland attends the U.K. premiere of "Captain America: Civil War" on April 26, 2016. Holland is set to portray Nathan Drake in Sony's upcoming "Uncharted" film. File Photo by Paul Treadway/ UPI | License Photo

May 22 (UPI) -- Tom Holland has signed on to portray treasure hunter Nathan Drake in Sony's long in development video game adaptation of Uncharted.

Holland will be headlining the project as a younger Nathan Drake as the film is being reworked to explore of the early years of his career before the start of the popular Playstation video game series, Deadline reported.

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Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman is said to have come up with the idea after viewing the latest cut of Holland starring in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Uncharted, set to be directed by Shawn Levy, will be inspired by a sequence in the third entry of the video game series, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, in which players discover how the globe-trotter first met his mentor and fellow treasure hunter Victor "Sully" Sullivan.

A completed script by Joe Carnahan will be scrapped as the studio searches for a new script writer to tackle Nathan Drake's past.

The video game series which follows the adventures of Nathan Drake as he explores lost ruins and obtains ancient relics much in the same vein as Indiana Jones, recently wrapped up its main character's story in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End which was released on the Playstation 4 in May 2016.

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The series is known for its cinematic presentation that includes action-packed gameplay sequences filled with destructive car chases and close calls.

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