UNCHARTED Lost Its Seventh Director as Travis Knight is out of the Project
Sony Pictures is not moving forward with the big-screen adaptation of the hit game Uncharted! They’ve been trying for years but the directors who have got the job to develop it don’t seem to stay for some reason.
Over the past years Shawn Levy, Joe Carnahan, David O. Russell, Neil Burger, Seth Gordon, and Dan Trachtenberg have all been added to the project and then cut out. The latest director to work on the movie was Travis Knight (Bumblebee) and I was excited to see what his take on the movie would be, but, it wasn’t meant to be. Knight has also left the project! Yes, this movie has gone through seven various directors and no I’m sure that this movie is never going to get made.
According to Deadline, the reason that Knight left the project was because of the scheduling. Tom Holland’s work on Spider-Man 3, which is shooting next summer, is holding the project and Knight isn’t going to wait around for Holland’s schedule to free up. The Uncharted release date will once again be pushed back, but Holland and Mark Wahlberg still remain connected to the project.
The report also says that Sony still wants to move forward with the movie and hire a new director, in all fairness, I’d be fine if the movie never got made because I know it will suck with all the studio’s stake in it.
Holland will be playing a young version of Nathan Drake, and the movie will tell “an origin story that evolves out of the game but is not from the game.” It will follow the character as he grows into the treasure hunter that we all know and love from the video game.
The current draft of the screenplay was written by Rafe Judkins and the Iron Man team of Art Marcum and Matt Holloway.
Time will tell if this movie ever going to get up from the ground or it will get buried. What do you think?