The long-awaited live-action adaptation of the popular Playstation adventure video game Uncharted as hit another bump in its decade-long road to production. As first reported by Deadline, Bumblebee director Travis Knight has dropped out of helming the project for Sony Pictures, citing conflicting film schedules with Tom Holland’s next Spider-Man film. At the time of this writing, no replacement is announced. Moreover, Sony is likely to push the film back from its current December 2020 release date.
Knight, who made his live-action film directorial debut with last year’s Transformers spinoff, spent much of his career directing groundbreaking animated features. However, Sony hand-picked him to lead the upcoming Uncharted film a few months back following the exit of the film’s latest director Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane).
Additionally, Deadline reports that Sony is placing Uncharted on the fast track to completion. Despite the loss of Travis Knight from the director’s chair, Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg remain attached to the film as Nathan Drake and Sully, respectively.
An Uncharted film has been in some sort of development since 2008. It has gone through a laundry list of potential writers, directors, and stars. In fact, Knight is the 6th director to step down from helming the project. However, it remains high on Sony’s priority list since the addition of Holland during the height of his popularity.
Sony Pictures will produce the film alongside Playstation Productions. The inclusion of video game creators will likely lead to a true homage to the wildly popular game. The screenplay is by Rafe Judkins, Art Marcum, and Matt Holloway.
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