Sony can’t seem to catch a break this week as they’ve now lost director Dan Trachtenberg, who was the latest to try and bring Uncharted to the big screen.
At this point, it’s almost comical. Since a film adaptation of the popular Naughty Dog franchise, Uncharted, was announced back in 2010, it’s gone through FIVE directors. David O. Russell, Neil Burger, Seth Gordon, and Shawn Levy were all attached at various points, with even more writers going through drafts.
Dan Trachtenberg was the latest to join the project, starring Tom Holland, and things seemed on track finally. Hell we even had a release date set in 2020! Trachtenberg seemed the perfect choice as someone who started his career with impressive short films based on games (like Portal), so this one hits just a little bit harder.
According to a new report from Deadline, however, Trachtenberg has left the project. Tom Holland is still set to star as hero Nathan Drake (a younger version, obviously) and Sony Pictures is still hoping to begin filming near the start of 2020. Reportedly they’re already meeting with new directors and hoping to have one announced by the end of Summer; which is only a few weeks).
Considering the turbulence this week surrounding Marvel/Sony’s use of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, it sure feels like a relationship that could be on rocky ground. Who knows, but after nearly a decade of trying and all these troubles getting off the ground, maybe it’s time to put the Uncharted movie to rest…
What do you think, do you still want to see Uncharted on the big screen? For now, it’s still slated to release on December 18, 2020.