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 director. The upcoming film centered 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 rough patch.
In a recent report by the Hollywood Reporter, Sony is hurridly trying to replace former director Dan Trachtenberg. The plan is to have a new director by end of Summer, but the news of yet another walkout doesn't bode well for the film's future, especially following so soon after Shawn Levy's departure.
The news of the departure is pretty sudden, Trachtenberg opened up quite a bit about the film recently showing no signs of discourse. He recently 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. Are you looking forward to seeing the tale of a younger Drake? Hit us up with your thoughts over on Twitter @PrimaGames!