MOVIE NEWS – Uncharted is slowly becoming the cinematic mishaps that Duke Nukem Forever was amongst games…
Deadline reports that Travis Knight, the lead animator of the Laika animation studio (as well as the director of the 2018 Bumblebee movie) has quit the project, meaning he is now the sixth director who has abandoned the film adaptation of Uncharted that was announced a decade ago, because Tom Holland has been committed to the Spider-Man movies (he is the newest Peter Parker/Spider-Man), so he can’t always get into the role of Nathan Drake. It doesn’t mean that Holland is also quitting Uncharted, as he, along with Mark Wahlberg, is committed to this film, if it ever gets completed (which we should doubt at this point).
Deadline’s sources claim that Sony still wants to create the film adaptation of Uncharted, but it would happen with a new director, and it would get a new release date. However, the film hasn’t been shot yet, and Holland has about half a year before he gets busy with the next Spider-Man movie in the summer, making him busy and unavailable for Sony. (Which means it wouldn’t be surprising that in a couple of months, we’d also lose Holland.)
Uncharted would be the first partnership between Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions – if you forgot, this company was formed in 2019 (led by Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan, who happen to be the executive producers of Uncharted) to bring many of PlayStation IPs to television and cinemas alike, but if they have so many problems with Nathan Drake, we have to question their commitment.
David. O. Russell, Seth Gordon, Joe Carnahan, Shawn Levy, Dan Trachtenberg, Travis Knight. Who will be the seventh director? We don’t know yet. At this rate, we just shake our heads.
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