If you've been following the fortunes (no pun intended) of the upcoming Uncharted movie, this likely won't come as a shock to you. According to Deadline, the as-yet-untitled Uncharted movie has been delayed once again. The movie was originally scheduled to land in December this year, but it's been delayed three months to March 2021. We don't have a concrete date as of yet.
This news comes after the project's sixth director Travis Knight stepped down late last year, citing "scheduling conflicts and crunch". We're not yet sure who's going to replace Knight in the director's chair. Currently, rumors point to Venom and Zombieland: Double Tap director Ruben Fleischer. Given the movie's troubled history with directors, if Fleischer is appointed as director, it may not be long before he bows out as well. We'll have to wait and see what happens on this front. Right now, Uncharted's writers are Rafe Judkins and Iron Man scribes Matt Holloway and Art Marcum.
We don't know much about the plot or setting of the upcoming Uncharted movie. It'll star MCU Spidey Tom Holland as a young Nathan Drake, so we're assuming the movie will take place early in Drake's life and center on one of his first adventures. It's fair to say the movie has been stuck in development hell for quite some time. Several directors have come and gone since the first release date was announced back in June last year. Travis Knight's suggestion of crunch is somewhat troubling; perhaps Sony is pushing its directors to finish work on the project quickly so as to rescue it from its difficult circumstances.
As soon as we know more about the Uncharted movie - including a potential title and Holland's co-stars - we'll let you know. Until then, perhaps it's best to revisit the excellent Uncharted 4: A Thief's End if you want to spend some time with Drake.
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