‘Uncharted’ Movie: Another Delay Expected as Yet Another Director Exits, Holland & Wahlberg Still On Board

Geez, this Uncharted movie is entering The Crow reboot levels of development hell.

After years circling a start and a variety of directors coming and going, it appeared that all was finally going ahead with filmmaker Travis Knight. The Bumblebee and Kubo and the Two Strings director came on board to helm the video game adaptation back in September 2019, replacing 10 Cloverfield Lane helmer Dan Trachtenberg, who had to leave the project due to scheduling issues. Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Real Steel, Stranger Things) was at the helm before Trachtenberg. And now…

Scheduling issues are again being cited as the reason for another director stepping away. As first reported by Deadline, Tom Holland’s schedule has been filling up with Spider-Man duties, pushing filming of Uncharted back, and leading to Knight’s exit. The film had recently been scheduled for a US cinema release on December 18, 2020, but that’s expected to be pushed to sometime in 2021. And to think, the film had originally been lined up for release on June 10, 2016.

This all likely isn’t too much of a concern for Sony, who have Holland with them for both Spider-Man and the potential Uncharted movies – and Spidey is obviously getting priority. Speaking of which: the next still-untitled Spider-Man movie with Holland is set for US release on July 16, 2021.

As of now, Mark Wahlberg also remains on board the film. After having once circled the lead role of fortune hunter Nathan Drake, Wahlberg signed up in November 2019 to play Drake’s mentor and father figure, Victor “Sully” Sullivan.

Sigh. Stay tuned…

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