It looks like Tom Holland has more problems outside of Spider-Man and its battle to stay in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, because his upcoming Uncharted movie just lost its sixth director. The upcoming film is set to center around a much younger Nathan Drake, an aspect to the character we’ve seen a handful of times throughout the franchise’s history, but it looks like the adventure has hit yet another snag in its production.
In a recent report from Deadline, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man commitments have forced the Uncharted team to change up their production schedule. Because of this big shift, Travis Knight is now the latest director to abandon this project, making the already-there concerns about the quality of this adaptation grow exponentially so.
Regarding how the movie will honor the games, the previous director, Dan Trachtenberg, previously sat down with GamesRadar to talk about the narrative plans for the new Uncharted film and how they settled on the direction going forward. “[I] have been approached with different versions of this tale, and have always been not that interested in it because I didn’t really want to trace the game,” he mentioned.
As far as copy and pasting the videogame formula to the film, Trachtenberg added, “I didn’t really feel like it was at all worthy of making a video game adaptation, [if] we’re just gonna copy what the game is and just serve people a lesser experience than what they’ve experienced in such an incredible way.”
“If Naughty Dog so chose to make another Uncharted game featuring Nate and Sully… this movie’s story is probably the story that they would want to tell.” And really, that’s the vote of confidence we needed, to be honest.
The Uncharted movie officially hits theaters on December 18, 2020, unless a delay is announced due to all of the changes. Are you looking forward to seeing the tale of a younger Drake? Hit us up with your thoughts over on Twitter @PrimaGames!