Next to Lara Croft, Nathan Drake is the most popular Archeologist/adventurer in the world of videogames. This Sony Playstation exclusive franchise had spawned five games. The uncharted series had sold 41 million combined copies. That is an exceptional achievement for a Sony Exclusive title that is not multiplatform.
One of the most successful movie franchise of Sony Pictures is The Spiderman films. Tom Holland made two spiderman films at this moment. Sony doesn’t fully own Spiderman. That is why he appears in Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. Marvel owns Spiderman, but Sony owns his solo movie rights.
Tom Holland proved he could put butts in theater seats. Sony decided to cast him as one of their iconic characters, Nathan Drake. Holland is too young to play Drake, but the first movie will be his origin story. Drake is a middle-aged man in the games. There are no words whether the upcoming film will be canonical to the games, or it will just be an adaptation. Being an origin story could encourage new fans to play the videogames once they watch this origin story.
Sony Pictures just revealed the first look of Tom Holland as Nathan Drake. This film could get some comparisons with the Tomb Raider 2013 reboot game and 2018 Alicia Vikander reboot, where Lara Croft got portrayed as an inexperienced rookie. Despite the comparisons with Lara Croft, Drake’s creation got inspired by Indiana Jones.
Nathan Drake is known for his ridiculous luck on the games, and his state of being inexperienced in the adaptation won’t matter. Videogame movie adaptations always have a bad rap from fans, but Sony owning the Uncharted IP could make a difference. It will be foolish for them to let a director have reckless liberties on one of their most popular originals. I believe Uncharted fans should not worry because it won’t have the same fate as Resident evil.