In another blow for actor Tom Holland this week, filmmaker Dan Trachtenberg (“10 Cloverfield Lane,” “The Boys”) has exited the upcoming film adaptation of the “Uncharted” video game franchise at Sony Pictures.
Holland remains attached to star and sources indicate the studio is moving quickly to lock his replacement with meetings now underway with a new director to be in place by end of summer. Shooting is still on track to begin early next year.
Trachtenberg signed on eight months ago to the project and is hardly the first helmer attached to the film which has seen the likes of David O. Russell, Joe Carnahan, Neil Burger, Seth Gordon and Shawn Levy come and go at one time or another.
Also revealed today is the project will become the first feature production of Sony PlayStation Productions, which was set up on the Sony lot last year. Chuck Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner, and Ari Arad will produce.
Scripted by Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and Rafe Judkins, the story serves as an origin for treasure hunter Nathan Drake from the Naughty Dog-published game series. The four titles in that series are not only critically acclaimed but have sold over 41 million copies to date.