The long in the works “Uncharted” film adaptation at Sony Pictures has lost yet another director with “Kubo and the Two Strings” helmer Travis Knight bowing out of the project due to a scheduling conflict.
That makes him the seventh filmmaker to be attached and depart the film, following in the wake of the likes of Shawn Levy, Dan Trachtenberg, Joe Carnahan, Seth Gordon, Neil Burger and David O. Russell who were all linked at one time or another.
For now the film’s stars Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg remain attached to play Nathan Drake and Victor ‘Sully’ Sullivan respectively, while the script by Rafe Judkins (“Chuck”), Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (“Men in Black International”) is still in play.
Holland will play a younger version of the sarcastic, treasure-hunting protagonist of the four “Uncharted” games. His schedule, however, has reportedly shortened the “Uncharted” movie production timeline as the young actor has to get to work shooting a third “Spider-Man” film this Summer.
This means the film adaptation of the celebrated PlayStation game series likely has to shoot and wrap before that and seems highly unlikely to meet its proposed December 18th 2020 release date.