Another one bites the dust.
Director Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings, Bumblebee) has exited Sony’s Uncharted movie due to a scheduling conflict.
Deadline states Knight left the project because Tom Holland’s Spider-Man schedule has shortened the Uncharted movie timeline. Filming on the next Spider-Man movie is set to begin summer 2020.
Holland and Mark Wahlberg remain attached to star in Uncharted as Nathan Drake and Sully. They will portray younger versions of the sarcastic, treasure-hunting protagonists of the popular video game series.
Knight is the seventh director to have exited the project, following in the footsteps of Shawn Levy, Joe Carnahan, David O. Russell, Neil Burger, Seth Gordon, and Dan Trachtenberg. It’s a list that compares only to the struggle Fox had in locking down a director for Gambit.
Sony has dated Uncharted for December 18, 2020, but I have little faith a film can make that release date when it hasn’t even begun shooting yet. So expect another delay.
I’m not entirely enamored by this “younger Nathan Drake” angle the film wishes to take. I don’t think Holland or Wahlberg are good choices for Nate and Sully. In fact, I’m at the point where I don’t even want this film anymore.
I’ll just happily watch the Uncharted fan film starring Nathan Fillion instead.
Do you think Uncharted will ever get out of development hell?