Uncharted is based on the Sony video game series of the same name, but takes its own creative spin on the lore. It's not meant to be a 1 to 1 accurate movie, but it does take scenes and characters from the game. For example, the famous cargo plane air fight scene is straight from the Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception video game despite the protagonist being much older in that game than the Holland version. This movie will hopefully be a great experience for both hardcore and casual fans.
During an interview on Late Night with Seth Myers, Holland went on to discuss his pitch for a James Bond movie, which wasn't a great moment for the actor. "It didn’t work out quite as planned," the actor said. "Essentially, I’m such a big fan of James Bond. I’ve loved Daniel Craig’s movies. And I just thought: If they were to move on it would be really exciting to see how James Bond becomes James Bond." Holland went on to explain exactly what the pitch entailed. "So, I pitched this idea for a movie, which is kind of a stupid idea. Essentially you wouldn’t tell the audience that it was a James Bond movie until the end...but from a marketing point of view, that’s a nightmare. Like that just doesn’t make any sense."
The film was supposed to show how Bond became the infamous spy he is today, which means it would be a prequel starring a younger version (Holland). The idea of not telling the audience that it's a James Bond movie until the end would've been a genius idea. Marketing aside, it would be a nice treat for those who watched the movie without knowing the ending. Once word got out that it's a James Bond film, then fans would swarm the theaters in droves, which means the studio would need to bank on making a profit later rather than early on.
Right now it seems like the box office scene has a mentality of, "if it ain't broke don't fix it," so this idea that Holland had may become something that studios do, but later on in the future. It would be a bold move, and they would need to keep it very secret. Holland's star power could've potentially sold the movie without even labeling it as a James Bond film, but unfortunately fans may never know.
Maybe Holland will get a second chance to play James Bond one day. Remember, superhero films and shared universes weren't seen as a smart decision at one point. After Marvel dominated the box office, many other studios started creating their own version of a shared universe. Fans now have the "Monsterverse", the "Conjuring-verse" and even DC has its own version of a live action shared universe. Only time will tell how this idea holds up.
Uncharted is currently in movie theaters.