It’s an article as old as time itself.
Sony has once again locked eyes on a potential director for their upcoming adaptation of the hit PlayStation video game series Uncharted. Will this hopeless romantic finally find the one that is right for the project? Let’s see.
The studio is courting Ruben Fleischer to replace the recently departed Travis Knight (who left because of a “scheduling conflict“). Sources close to the project however said Knight texted Sony, “It’s not me, it’s you.”
Sony, desperate to feel again, turned around and DM’d an old flame. Fleischer knows how to give Sony what it wants. He directed the studio’s 2018 blockbuster hit Venom and last year’s long-awaited sequel Zombieland: Double Tap.
However, Deadline adds an interesting wrinkle to this budding “back together” relationship. It states that Sony is hoping to still hit Uncharted‘s current December 2020 release date. Apparently, the studio is “moving on an accelerated track” for Uncharted and doesn’t want to delay it anymore. That’s like your best friend bailing on you at the last minute so you hit up your back-up friend who always pulls through.
And Fleischer almost always does. It may not be a perfect relationship, but he usually gives Sony what it needs. So I’m down if these two decide to hop back in bed together again.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on Uncharted as more news is released in the tabloids.
Do you think Fleischer is a good fit for Uncharted? Does this movie stand any chance at all at meeting it’s December release date?