Sony’s “Uncharted” video game franchise is considered a masterpiece by its fanbase, with its first-ever title, 2007’s “Drake’s Fortune,” earning a 9.1 by IGN. Sony has been attempting to make an “Uncharted” adaption for some time, evidenced by the sheer fact that Mark Wahlberg, once cast and signed to play Nathan Drake in 2010, is now being tapped to play the elderly character of Sully.

Though Wahlberg and then-director David O’Russell dropped out a year into a stagnated pre-production of the film, now it seems he may be repelling back into action. According to Variety, Wahlberg’s affinity for the project led to his newfound involvement, though he hasn’t officially signed a contract just yet.

“Uncharted” tells the story of a treasure hunter who travels the world in search of mythic artifacts with the help of his trusty mentor and father-figure, Sully. More often than not, said adventures become awash in conspiratorial and otherworldly elements, such as an ancient casket that brings back the dead, tree sap offering endless life, a wish-fulfilling stone, and much more.

Drake always must battle his way through mercenaries to stave off world-ending calamities at the hands of ruthless individuals who are desperately after the same treasure. Though, with the help of the cigar-toting Sully, Drake’s girlfriend Elena Fisher, and his friend Chloe Frazer, the adrenaline junkie always ensures world safety at the cost of the treasure itself. A fifth game in the series is likely in the cards.

Sony’s revitalized “Uncharted” adaption will, this time, see Tom Holland in the shoes of the titular treasure hunter and supposed offspring of Sir Francis Drake, Nathan Drake. While the video games tend to follow a more middle-aged and rugged version of the character, Holland’s portrayal will be far younger, showing his growth into treasure hunting alongside Sully.

“Bumblebee” director Travis Knight will be helming the project. Penned by Rafe Judkins, along with Art Marcum and Matt Halloway, the premise will be an origin story taking place well before any of the video games. “Uncharted” will also mark the first-ever collaboration between Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions with executive producers Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan signed on, along with Charles Raven and Alex Gartner of Atlas Entertainment.

There’s no word yet on an official release and, with Wahlberg only in final talks to play Sully, “Uncharted” fans will merely have to be ever-more patient.

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Mark Wahlberg is pictured on June 18, 2017 at the premiere of "Transformers: The Last Knight" in London. Getty Images