Deadline reports that Bumblebee director Travis Knight (Kudo and The Two Strings) has been hired by Sony Pictures to work on their upcoming live-action Uncharted movie based on the Naughty Dog/PlayStation video game franchise.

Sony Pictures is negotiating with Travis Knight to direct Uncharted, the Sony Pictures film adaptation of the massive selling PlayStation game. Tom Holland remains attached to star and has been squarely in the mix in the discussions for Knight to come aboard after Dan Trachtenberg exited. The film will begin production early next year.

Travis Knight will be the latest director to attempt to helm the project. Previous directors that had left Uncharted over “scheduling/creative differences” include David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook), Shawn Levy (Real Steel, Stranger Things, Free Guy), and Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane).

Filming is said to begin in early 2020 with Tom Holland still attached to play a younger version of lead character Nathan Drake, a globetrotting treasure hunter.

This suggests that the rest of the casting process could move forward very soon.

Sony Pictures had previously set the film’s release date for December 18th, 2020.

SOURCE: DEADLINE

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