Most fans of the Uncharted
franchise are probably taking a “I’ll believe it when I see it” approach to the long-gestating film adaptation. First announced way back in 2009, the Uncharted movie has been trapped in development hell ever since, frequently gaining and losing writers, directors and actors over the years.The good news is that there’s been some recent progress on the Uncharted front. Sony has even established a new in-house development studio called Playstation Productions
, one tasked with turning various Playstation franchises into blockbuster films. The bad news is that Uncharted’s revolving door of directors keeps spinning. Travis Knight is the latest director to drop out
of this decade-old adaptation.
Check out our slideshow gallery below for a full breakdown of Uncharted’s tumultuous history.
The Strange History of the Uncharted Movie
As it stands now, Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland is still set to star as Nathan Drake, while former frontrunner Mark Wahlberg has now been cast as Drake’s mentor, Victor “Sully” Sullivan. For more on the movie’s cast, check out our thoughts on why Tom Holland is such an inspired choice to play Nathan Drake.
Uncharted is currently still scheduled for release on December 18, 2020, though Knight’s departure casts doubt on whether Sony can still meet that date. The good news is that 2020 will still feature several big-budget video game adaptations, including Sonic the Hedgehog and Monster Hunter.
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