In a weekend that has already provided one surprisingly but very exciting bit of casting – Tom Hardy playing Venom in the new Sony/Marvel universe film – we now have another one and it’s strangely connected to the Spider-Man universe as well with news that Tom Holland is set to play Nathan Drake in the long-gestating Uncharted film, says Deadline.

Based on the video game of the same name by Naughty Dog, the big-screen adaptation has been in development for many years through many different iterations but now the film is seemingly moving forward after securing Holland’s services for the lead role. And while you may be forgiven for thinking that the British actor is too young for the role, the film version has evolved into a prequel to the video game series with Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) in the director’s chair.

Uncharted - Tom Holland and Shawn Levy

The newly-announced project will take its inspiration from the last two video games (Uncharted 3 & 4) with elements from the third game, namely some flashback sequences, that will form the basis of the film.

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Previously the film had been set for a more literal adaptation, with David O. Russell (American Hustle, Joy) the first filmmaker on board with Mark Wahlberg (Deepwater Horizon) set to play Drake. Joe Carnahan (The A-Team) was also linked, writing a draft of the screenplay. In October last year, Levy was signed to direct.

No release date has been announced or filming date what with Holland’s Spider-Man/Marvel commitments quite substantial, but watch this space!

Spider-Man: Homecoming opens July 7th.