Uncharted movie loses is sixth director
The hotly anticipated Uncharted movie has been hit with yet another blow after losing Travis Knight – the film’s sixth director.
The project is based on the PlayStation exclusive video game series which has four instalments detailing the adventures of renowned treasure hunter Nathan Drake.
Tom Holland – who rose to prominence for portraying Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – is set to star as the lead.
However, due to him being highly sought-after in Hollywood and with all of his current projects, the actor’s time is rather stretched, which is reportedly the proponent which led to Knight’s departure.
The director’s first live-action debut was the Transformers spin-off Bumblebee, which followed a fan-favourite character of the same name.
Holland isn’t the only Hollywood star to be attached to the film. Mark Wahlberg has also been cast as Drake’s friend and treasure-hunting partner Sully.
The franchise was created by hit developer Naughty Dog and published under PlayStation. The film marks the first true collaboration between PlayStation Productions and Sony Interactive.
The current screenplay draft has been compiled by Rafe Judkins and the Iron Man team of art Marcum and Matt Holloway.
Details on the narrative still remain scarce and it is unclear if it will follow the events of the game series, or if it will be a standalone story but it is expected the film will embody the spirit of Naughty Dog’s vision.
Sources have reportedly told Deadline the Uncharted film will continue but under the guidance of a new director before announcing a new release date.
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