Prior to Trachtenberg's time on board the "Uncharted" movie, Shawn Levy of "Stranger Things" and the "Night at the Museum" movies had the director's chair, though he ultimately left the project in order to work with Ryan Reynolds on July 2020 sci-fi action comedy "Free Guy". The report says a new director should be finalized by the end of this summer, and the film will begin production early next year.
The Uncharted movie has been in the pipeline for almost a decade now, and has had numerous directors, writers, and actors attached to the project.
Movies based on video games always seem to have some kind of trouble, and that trend seems to be continuing with Sony Pictures' Uncharted film.
Holland, who joined the project in May 2017, is set to portray a younger version of the treasure hunter in the film. While this counts as a big loss as the film is still held back from production, Tom Holland is still attached to star in the film as Nathan Drake. The film's screenwriters are Art Marcum & Matt Holloway and Rafe Judkins.
The Uncharted movie now has a December 18, 2020 release date, but given that there's no director helming it, we're not sure it'll be able to keep that promise.
Though there's still no word about a release date adjustment in the wake of losing its director, the Uncharted movie still seems to be set for release on December 18, 2020. Chuck Roven, Avi Arad, Ari Arad, and Alex Gartner are some of the celebrities who will be cast in this combined project of Sony Pictures and Playstation Production.
With players having to wait years for sequels to blockbuster games, Layden has said PlayStation Production can provide "more touch points" with Sony's franchises, but it won't be pressured into releasing adaptations simply to fill gaps in PlayStation's content schedule.