Sony has found a new
victim director to take over for their long-gestating Uncharted adaptation, per The Hollywood Reporter.
Travis Knight, who directed last year’s surprisingly-heartfelt Bumblebee, is in talks to direct the film, starring Tom Holland as a young Nathan Drake. Knight would replace Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane), who left in August.
Sony has been trying to get an Uncharted film off the ground for close to a decade now. I think the problem may be rooted in that the games themselves are already cinematic. Nathan Drake is a fully realized character with four solid adventures under his belt, and no film adaptation will ever come close to rivaling the feeling of being able to play through these stories as Drake.
It may be a problem that plagues all video game adaptations. Why watch it, when I could be home playing it instead? Then again, there’s lots of people who will pay money to watch someone else play video games, so I could be wrong.
Uncharted is currently still slated to hit theaters December 18, 2020.
What do you think of Knight’s filmography? Do you think he can make a worthy Uncharted film?