After Losing 6 Directors, The Uncharted Movie Is Eyeing Its 7th Director
Six directors have been hired for Uncharted. All six have left.
The Uncharted movie has been a long time coming. First announced in 2008, the film has gone through a half-dozen different directors over the years, and all six of the previously announced directors have quit or left the project for a variety of reasons.
Now, it appears film studio Sony is closing in on the seventh director for the Uncharted movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony is eyeing Venom and Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer to direct the Uncharted movie. The site says Fleischer is Sony's top choice, though no deal has been made yet. In fact, negotiations have not even begun, the site said.
Variety also confirmed the news about Fleischer, saying "the job is his if he wants it."
Sony has officially scheduled Uncharted for release on December 18, 2020. However, it's expected that the movie will be delayed.
Spider-Man actor Tom Holland is set to star as a young Nathan Drake in the Uncharted movie, which is said to be a prequel to the games. Mark Wahlberg is reportedly set to play Sully.
As mentioned, Fleischer would become the Uncharted movie's seventh director. The previous six were David O. Russell, Seth Gordon, Neil Burger, Dan Trachtenberg, Shawn Levy, and Travis Knight, who left the project in December 2019 due to scheduling conflicts.
The Uncharted movie's script has also been re-written numerous times. The most current draft that we know about was written by Rafe Judkins, Art Marcum, and Matt Holloway.
As for the Uncharted video game series, 2017's Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is the most recent entry in the series, following Uncharted 4: A Thief's End in 2016. No new games have been announced, and developer Naughty Dog's next release is The Last of Us: Part II, which is due for release in May. Even though Naughty Dog is finished with the Uncharted series and Nathan Drake's story is over, the developer says a different studio could come in to make Uncharted 5.
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