The Uncharted adaptation has lost director Travis Knight due to scheduling conflicts with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man 3.
It’s been a tough road for the big-screen adaptation of Uncharted.
The adaptation to one of Playstation’s most popular action-adventure games was first announced way back in 2008, with The Fighter director David O. Russell signed on to direct the film. Since then, Uncharted has cycled through five more directors — Limitless director Neil Burger, Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon, Stranger Things director-producer Shawn Levy, 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg, and now Bumblebee director Travis Knight.
In that time, seven different writers have passed the script through their hands, including two of the directors — Russell and Berger — and two TV writers, David Guggenheim and Rafe Judkins.
Deadline announced today that the Uncharted adaptation would once again be on the hunt for a new director, due to the fact that “Tom Holland’s Spider-Man schedule is crunching Uncharted’s timeline.”
Losing their sixth director in 12 years will once again force Sony to push the movie forward, as they once again begin their search for a new director to helm the feature.
However, despite the rotating cast of directors, stars Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg remain attached the picture, which Deadline says is still a priority for Sony studios.
Uncharted is a popular action-adventure game that centers on Nathan Drake, a treasure hunter who travels the world trying to uncover a variety of historical mysteries.
Tom Holland has been cast as Nathan Drake, with Mark Wahlberg set to play Victor “Sully” Sullivan, an American treasure hunter, fortune seeker and businessman, as well as a friend, mentor and father figure to Nathan Drake.
Mark Wahlberg had actually initially been cast as Nathan Drake, way back in 2008 when David O. Russell was helming the feature. However, given the time it’s taken to get an adaptation off the ground, he then aged out of the role, but still wanted to be involved in some capacity.
Will 2020 finally be the year this project gets real traction under it? One can only hope!