The Uncharted movie has lost director Travis Knight after actor Tom Holland’s appointments causes its production schedule to be stretched (via Deadline).
Tom Holland bagged the role of the young treasure hunter back in 2017, but he’ll be busy shooting the third Spider-Man movie in summer. As a result, PlayStation Productions and Sony Pictures elected to delay the Uncharted movie’s production plans, which then meant that Travis Knight could no longer stay on board. So, the movie has lost its director and its release date has been moved in one fell swoop, but Sony still considers the adaptation “a priority project.”
The Uncharted movie has been in the works since 2008. Initially, American Hustle director David O. Russell was in charge of the most “monstrously cool action script in Hollywood right now”, penned by The Grey screenwriter Joe Carnahan. Neil Burger picked up the project, then Seth Gordon was tipped to direct, then Shawn Levy appeared on the scene. Levy left to make Free Guy, and 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg filled his shoes. Trachtenberg departed the adaptation last August, and then Bumblebee director Travis Knight saved the day, but now he’s out of the picture—figuratively and literally. Mark Wahlberg is still very committed to the Uncharted movie, though. That’s something, I suppose.
The Uncharted movie won’t be heading towards a December 18 2020 release date as originally planned, but once we know more, we’ll update this story.