This may come as a shock, but Sony has once again lost the director for their long-gestating (and seemingly cursed) Uncharted adaptation.
To be honest, I think I’ve run out of jokes about this. Frankly, I fully considered just copying and pasting the last article about the film losing a director (which was only FOUR months ago). Just a month after losing Dan Trachtenberg, Sony managed to bring in director Travis Knight (Bumblebee, Kubo and the Two Strings) in the hopes of still making its December 18, 2020 release date.
Welp! According to Deadline, Travis Knight has had to back out of the project due to scheduling issues. As they are keen to keep the actors in place, and Tom Holland will be shooting Spider-Man 3 next year, they couldn’t get things worked out on a time-table that would be suitable.
With the loss of yet another director, it sounds like Sony is going to end up pushing the release date back (yet again) and we won’t see the film until 2021…if then. Reportedly the film is still a priority for the company, but by the time it hits, will anyone still be interested? Don’t get me wrong, Uncharted is awesome and one of my favorite gaming franchises, but even a 2021 release date would put it FOUR years after the last Uncharted game release: Lost Legacy. Even that was a spin-off title that didn’t even feature Nathan Drake.
Sony has been trying to get this adaptation off the ground for nearly a decade now, and being so far removed from any connection with a game release, it’s hard to see it as relevant. Guess we’ll have to wait and see which director they go with next!