Uncharted star Tom Holland would love to be in a Jak & Daxter movie

Tom Holland appears to be a Naughty Dog fan, having expressed a desire to star in a live action Jak & Daxter movie.

Naughty Dog has already managed to get two of its franchises adapted into film or television: Uncharted and The Last Of Us. If Tom Holland ever has his way, then platformer series Jak & Daxter will be following suit.

Speaking with GameSpot, Holland, who plays protagonist Nathan Drake in Sony’s Uncharted movie, was asked which video game he’d like to adapt next if he was given a blank cheque and complete freedom.

‘I would like to make a Jak & Daxter movie and I would play Jak,’ he answered, adding that it’d specifically be live action and he ‘would make it at A24, so it’d be really weird and dark.’

Jak & Daxter is quite a deep cut, as there hasn’t been a new game since 2009 and, despite a few remasters, neither Sony nor Naughty Dog has showed any sign of wanting to make more.

The first game on PlayStation 2 was a colourful 3D platformer in the mould of Banjo-Kazooie, while the sequels adopted a darker tone. The later games incorporated shooting and vehicle elements similar to Grand Theft Auto and even turned Jak from a mute teen to an aggressive and foul-mouthed anti-hero.

While there’s a big question mark hanging over Jak & Daxter’s future, the same can’t be said for Sony’s efforts to adapt its properties into TV and film. Other confirmed projects include a Ghost Of Tsushima movie and a Twisted Metal TV series, with a new game rumoured to be in development as well.

As for Holland’s Uncharted movie, it’s scheduled to release in cinemas on February 11. Acting as a prequel of sorts to the games, Holland plays a younger Nathan Drake who partners with Mark Wahlberg’s Scully as they track down a missing treasure, as well as Nathan’s long lost brother Sam.

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