'Uncharted' movie keeps Tom Holland, loses second director
The film adaptation of “Uncharted” is in need of another director after Dan Trachtenberg left the project, as per Deadline.
However, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” star Tom Holland remains in place to play the main character Nathan Drake in the movie.
Trachtenberg rose to fame among the video game community after co-hosting the games, movies, TV and comic books-focused “Totally Rad Show” in the late 2000s and early 2010s, then directing 2011’s short film “Portal: No Escape”, which was based on award-winning video game “Portal”.
“Uncharted” would have been Trachtenberg’s second feature film, following 2016’s well-received sci-fi horror “10 Cloverfield Lane”. Having helmed episodes of “Black Mirror” and “The Boys”, he is also involved in a movie about famed illusionist Harry Houdini.
Prior to Trachtenberg’s time onboard the “Uncharted” movie, Shawn Levy of “Stranger Things” and the “Night at the Museum” movies had the director’s chair, though he ultimately left the project in order to work with Ryan Reynolds on the July 2020 sci-fi action comedy “Free Guy”.
Although Trachtenberg has left, Sony-arm PlayStation Production has officially joined the film, making it the division’s first announced project.
The movie’s storyline, developed by Art Marcum, Matt Holloway (“Iron Man”, “Men in Black: International”) and Rafe Judkins (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, “My Own Worst Enemy”), is essentially an origin story, following Nathan Drake on his path to becoming a high-risk, high-reward treasure hunter.
Debuting in November 2007 on PlayStation 3, the “Uncharted” franchise sold 41 million copies over the next 10 years.
The main series concluded with 2016’s PlayStation 4 game “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End”, though the franchise universe continued to expand the following year thanks to another highly-praised addition, “Uncharted: The Lost Legacy”. RGA/JB