The director of “Bumblebee” is the latest name attached to Sony Picture’s long-delayed “Uncharted” movie. Travis Knight will now direct the adaptation for the studio, and Tom Holland is still attached to star in the film.
Deadline first broke the news of Knight’s hiring, but no official confirmation has been released by the studio at this time. Dan Trachtenberg was the most recent director attached to the movie, but he left the project last month. Production on “Uncharted” is expected to start in 2020, but the movie hasn’t had an excellent track record with keeping directors, so we will have to wait and see if the film actually starts shooting on time. The original director was Shawn Levy, who left the film due to scheduling conflicts.
Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, and Rafe Judkins wrote the screenplay for the film, which is an adaptation of the popular “Uncharted” video game franchise created by Naughty Dog for the Playstation console. The franchise is one of the most popular ever to come from the Playstation 3 and the Playstation 4 console lifespan, and over the years, over 41M copies of the game have been sold worldwide. The last major release from the game franchise was “Uncharted: A Thief’s End” back in March 2016. The games released on multiple platforms and across multiple generations, but was always sold as a Sony Playstation exclusive. A spinoff of the main story called “Uncharted: The Lost Legacy” was also released, and the publisher made a smaller installment for the PS Vita.
Once the movie enters into production, we should know the names of the supporting cast. Fans of the franchise still have a few more months before filming starts, but should be happy to know that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is staying in the MCU for two more movies.
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