The “Uncharted” movie will soon commence production. This is what director Shawn Levy (known for “Night at the Museum”) said in the latest update about the upcoming big screen adaptation.

In a recent interview with The Playlist, Levy was asked about his upcoming movies, which include the movie adaptation of Naught Dog’s famous action-adventure third-person shooter series. The movie is being led by young Hollywood actor Tom Holland, whose credits include “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Avengers: Infinity War.”

“I mean, as of right now, the closest to the starting line is ‘Uncharted’ in that it’s a massive title. We now have a very good script and we have our star in Tom Holland,” Levy said of the project. “That is now subject to schedule and additional casting. But I would say as of right now, that seems to be the most near horizon. And it’s a movie I’m very excited about.”

According to Eurogamer, “Uncharted” film rights owner Sony Pictures has been trying to make the movie version of the game for years. However, nothing was realized due to changes in cast and crew from time to time. Holland is going to portray a young Nathan Drake because the movie is going to be a prequel to the game series.

Prior to Holland’s casting, Mark Wahlberg was set to portray the protagonist of the movie. Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci were also set to star alongside Wahlberg. However, producers have decided to take on a different direction based on information available about the film so far.

Holland was cast for the lead role in May 2017. At the time, Sony was still in the process of looking for a scriptwriter after dropping Joe Carnahan from the project. Carnahan had already completed a script for the movie when he was sacked, as pointed out by IGN.

The director of the “Uncharted” movie has dished some details about the project. Reuters/Mike Blake