Like an historic artifact or a lost city, the film adaptation of the famous Uncharted video game series continues to prove elusive. Director Dan Trachtenberg has departed the film eight months after he signed on, making him the modern day in a lengthy line of filmmakers to abandon this expedition.
Deadline broke the news. Specific details about Trachtenberg’s departure continue to be unknown, but this is the 2d high-profile shake-up for Sony Pictures in a row. Just a few days ago, Sony ended their deal with Disney over sharing the persona of Spider-Man, a cross that proved deeply unpopular on the internet. Since Spider-Man actor Tom Holland is also presently set to play the snarky-but-heroic Nathan Drake in the Uncharted movie, it’ll be fascinating to see if that precise relationship holds sturdy or falls apart.
In the acclaimed game series, Nathan Drake is an explorer and crook with a speedy wit and a coronary heart of gold who scours the world looking for treasure. Naturally, this means all kinds of action, adventure, and gunfights with human beings who suggest him harm. The current generation of the film is intended to be a prequel to games, with Holland enjoying a young, inexperienced Drake.
Perhaps it used to be too proper to be true. Trachtenberg, the rising filmmaker in the back of 10 Cloverfield Lane and episodes of The Boys and Black Mirror, felt like a best suit for Uncharted, a franchise that expertly blends old school, Indiana Jones-esque thrills with modern-day sensibilities. It genuinely helped that Trachtenberg is a mentioned gamer, coming from a younger era of filmmakers who are certainly familiar with the video game residences Hollywood maintains making an attempt to convey to the big screen. And quite frankly, it’s been too lengthy when you consider that Trachtenberg has directed a characteristic and 10 Cloverfield Lane is the kind of debut that needs a follow-up.
For now, Trachtenberg joins the likes of Shawn Levy, Joe Carnahan, David O. Russell, Neil Burger, and Seth Gordon on the listing of filmmakers who had been once attached to deliver Uncharted to the huge screen. The huge query is not whether or not Uncharted receives made (because any individual will drag it throughout the end line), however what it will seem like when it’s done. Because that is a very wild list of filmmakers with very one-of-a-kind sensibilities.
A few months ago, Sony scheduled Uncharted for a December 18, 2020 release date. With the hunt on for a new director, it remains to be seen if the film will meet that date or if it’ll get postponed again. After all, the first put up about this mission on /Film comes from 2010. They would possibly as properly wait and make it a decade of delays at this point, just for the trivia factor.