It looks like Nathan Drake's fortunes are once again on the wane as Sony has announced an Uncharted movie delay to 2022 It was originally intended for release in July this year, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic seems to have put paid to that Uncharted movie release date.
Why is the Uncharted movie delayed again?
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Uncharted movie is just one in a string of high-profile delays. Sequels to Peter Rabbit and Ghostbusters have also been moved back, as has Kay Cannon's upcoming Cinderella movie. Uncharted was originally due to debut in US cinemas on July 16th this year, but will instead launch on February 11th 2022. It's likely Sony is betting on mass audiences being able to return to cinemas by that date.
This isn't the first time the Uncharted movie has run into scheduling trouble. It's been in development for some time, with an original release date of June 2016 being subject to numerous pushbacks. At the beginning of last year, the movie was slated for release in December 2020, but was pushed back to March 2021. After this, it was then delayed further to October 2021 before being moved up in the year's schedule to July 2021. This latest delay will be a disappointment, but not necessarily a surprise to anyone who's been following the movie's storied production history.
Who's making the Uncharted movie?
Creatively, the Uncharted movie has been through its fair share of personnel as well. Directors such as David O. Russell, Neil Burger, and Dan Trachtenberg have all allegedly been attached to the project. After Trachtenberg's exit, Bumblebee and Kubo and the Two Strings director Travis Knight stepped in to direct the movie. He then left after scheduling conflicts with Tom Holland, who will star as Nathan Drake in the movie. A final director was settled on in the form of Zombieland creator Ruben Fleischer, who oversaw production of the movie.
When the Uncharted movie does eventually see the light of day, it'll star Tom Holland as Drake and Mark Wahlberg as his mentor Victor Sullivan (aka Sully). Sophia Taylor Ali will play Drake's on-again-off-again love interest Chloe Frazer, with Antonio Banderas and Tati Gabrielle also attached to star. We'll bring you more on this movie - although hopefully it won't be to report another delay - as soon as we get it.
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