Tom Holland just can’t catch a break. First, the Marvel stars future is up in the air amid ongoing Sony-Disney negotiations. Now it’s the turn of his long-awaited Uncharted movie to run into trouble.
According to Deadline, Uncharted director Dan Trachtenberg has exited the project. We don’t know why Trachtenberg decided to leave. Sources close to Deadline say that Sony is fast closing in on a new director for the movie and that meetings with that director are currently underway. Again, we don’t know who that might be yet. Sony’s estimating that a new director will be in place by the end of summer. Uncharted (it doesn’t have an official title yet) doesn’t begin production until next year, so there’s still time for the studio.
That’s not all the Uncharted news, however. Sony has confirmed that the movie will be the first production under the new PlayStation Productions label. Sony execs Asad Qizilbash and Shawn Layden set up PlayStation Productions with a view to adapting Sony properties as TV shows and movies. It makes a lot of sense for PlayStation Productions to take Uncharted under its wing. Given that it’s a Sony venture, this could mean greater creative control on Sony’s part. We’ll have to wait and see what this means for everyone’s favorite intrepid explorer.
The Uncharted movie has quite a troubled history. It’s been in development since at least 2014, and its release date has been pushed back numerous times. Several directors have been attached to the movie, which currently has a release date of December 2020. We know Uncharted will star Tom Holland as a young Nathan Drake and that it’ll be written by Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, and Rafe Judkins. Outside of these facts, it’s all speculation. We’ll bring you more on this as we get it.
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