First photo of Tom Holland as Uncharted's Nathan Drake is faithful to the games

(Image credit: Sony Pictures/Tom Holland)

Our first look at Spider-Man actor Tom Holland as PlayStation icon and prolific murderer Nathan Drake has been revealed. After a long time in development hell, the live-action Uncharted movie is being directed by Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer for a planned 2021 release date.

Holland looks the part – he's dressed as Drake circa Uncharted 3, by the looks of it, with tan trousers and a beige shirt. Here's the image of Holland as Drake, from the actor's own Instagram account:

It’s nice to meet you, I’m Nate. #uncharted Tom Holland

A photo posted by @tomholland2013 on Oct 22, 2020 at 7:46am PDT

If there's one missing touch, it's that Holland doesn't have Drake's 'half-tuck' – that is, a shirt that's half tucked-in, half tucked-out, a detail that fans picked up on early in the series' lifespan on PS3. He could have his shirt tucked in at the back, we guess?

Uncharted is set for release on July 21, 2021, assuming theaters are actually open by then. The supporting cast for the movie – which is reportedly an origin-style tale for Nathan Drake – features Mark Wahlberg as Victor 'Sully' Sullivan and Antonio Banderas.

Games to movies

Our hopes for the Uncharted movie are pretty basic – if it's a three-star action movie that's actually fun to watch, that will do. We're not even expecting it to be as entertaining as the games, which were a modern riff on Indiana Jones-esque adventuring, with a hunt for treasures discovered by historical figures like Sir Francis Drake.

Still, this sounds like a proper blockbuster movie, and we're happy to give it a chance.

Samuel Roberts

Samuel is a PR Manager at game developer Frontier. Formerly TechRadar's Senior Entertainment Editor, he's an expert in Marvel, Star Wars, Netflix shows and general streaming stuff. Before his stint at TechRadar, he spent six years at PC Gamer. Samuel is also the co-host of the popular Back Page podcast, in which he details the trials and tribulations of being a games magazine editor – and attempts to justify his impulsive eBay games buying binges.