Dan Trachtenberg has exited the Uncharted movie adaptation before production begins next year, as reported by Deadline.
Shawn Levy initially departed the project, then Trachtenberg replaced him at the start of 2018. This is another blow to the movie’s development, and Sony Pictures is putting plans in place to find a new moviemaker before the end of summer.
Additionally, the movie will be the first feature production of Sony PlayStation Productions, and will produce the adaptation with Ari Arad, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner, and Chuck Roven. The Uncharted movie has been in development for a decade, having blundered through many entrances and exits of directors, screenwriters, and actors. Still, Joe Carnahan’s current script is the most ‘monstrously cool action script in Hollywood right now’, apparently.
And, in spite of the chaos around the Sony and Disney deal, Tom Holland is still playing the young treasure hunter. The movie is slated to be a prequel telling the tale of when Nathan Drake meets his mentor Victor ‘Sully’ Sullivan, though it won’t replicate the story in the games scene-by-scene.
The Uncharted movie is set for a December 18 2020 release. For the time being.