Recently, Sony Pictures’ lost yet another director for their Uncharted movie, based on the popular adventure video game franchise as Shawn Levy left not too long. Tom Holland is expected to play a younger version of the lead hero Nathan Drake, taking over from Mark Wahlberg that had been attached to star during the David O’Russell incarnation.
There is now some good news to share.
Variety as an exclusive report that says that 10 Cloverfield director Dan Trachtenberg and adds Sony Pictures is considering filming the first installment sometime this year.
Trachtenberg replaces Shawn Levy, who had to depart the project due to scheduling conflicts. Sony has been hoping to work with Trachtenberg since “10 Cloverfield Lane” opened in 2016.
The production date is still unknown while Sony figures out Holland’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home” press tour, which begins this summer. However, the hope is to go before the end of the year.
The video game focuses on Nathan Drake, a treasure hunter and adventurer.
Dan is certainly an excellent choice to take over from Shawn Levy, and I really enjoyed 10 Cloverfield Lane (before the ending ruined things slightly). Luckily, this project is somewhat a blank slate for a filmmaker as they’ll be focusing on a younger version of Nathan and it gives Trachtenberg a little bit of freedom to not make carbon copies of the previous video games.
Sony Pictures has yet to give Uncharted a release date.