Deadline is reporting that none other than Spider-Man himself will play a young Nathan Drake in the forever-in-development Uncharted film.

Tom Holland played the presumably disgusting part-man part-spider mutant in last year's Captain America: Civil War, and is set to reprise the role in Spider-Man Homecoming this year, and also in Avengers: Infinity War in 2018.

However, it looks like at some stage he'll have to put aside some time to play mini-Drake in what is now a prequel to Naughty Dog's Uncharted game series.

Shawn Levy is still attached to direct the film, which takes its inspiration from a flashback sequence in Uncharted 3 when Drake meets Sully.

Levy previously directed two episodes of the acclaimed Netflix series Stranger Things, as well as the Night at the Museum films and robot-boxing movie Real Steel.

Sony is now seeking a writer for the film, which just last year had a somewhat optimistic release date of June 30th, 2017.

Suggestions of an Uncharted film have been bouncing around for years. Joe Carnahan was briefly on board as both writer and director, and other directors previously attached to the project include David O. Russell (Three Kings) and Seth Gordon (The King of Kong).