Sony Pictures seems dead-set on continuing the idea that they’re making an Uncharted live-action feature film as Deadline reports that Zombieland and Venom director Ruben Fleischer is now the studio’s latest top choice on a list of contenders to direct the film.

Sony Pictures is racing to keep Uncharted on track to shoot before the next installment of Spider-Man with Tom Holland. Deadline hears that Ruben Fleischer is atop the list to direct Holland and Mark Wahlberg in the film.

Well, not technically their first choice.

This would make Ruben the seventh director to get involved with the project after David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook), Neil Burger (Limitless), Joe Caranhan (A-Team), Shawn Levy (Stranger Things, Free Guy), Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane), and Travis Knight (Bumblebee) previously exited.

The video game adaptation of the Sony-owned franchise will star Tom Holland as a young Nathan Drake a globetrotting smart-mouthed treasure hunter and Mark Wahlberg as his mentor Sully.

Video game films don’t have the best quality track and the amount of director/script turnaround on Uncharted isn’t the best sign of the studio and filmmakers excited to be making it.

Uncharted had been given a release date of December 18th, but remains to be seen if the studio will hit that target.


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