Nathan Drake just can’t catch a break. The movie adaptation of Uncharted has been delayed into 2021.
According to Aaron Couch of The Hollywood Reporter, the film’s new release date is March 5, 2021. The change comes after Travis Knight became the sixth director to depart the troubled project since 2011. Sony are now reportedly in talks with a possible seventh helmsman, Venom director Ruben Fleischer.
Were he to board the project, Fleischer would have 14 months to put the entire film together.
Directors previously attached to the film include David O. Russel (American Hustle), Neil Burger (Divergent), Seth Gordon (Baywatch), Shawn Levy (Free Guy), and Dan Tractenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane). All bowed out due to schedule conflicts or creative differences.
The March 2021 release date also puts the upcoming He-Man and the Masters of the Universe in limbo. Accord to Crouch, the film no longer appears on Sony’s schedule.
Uncharted will star Spider-man: Far From Home‘s Tom Holland as Nathan Drake with Mark Wahlberg in an unconfirmed role (likely Drake’s longtime mentor Victor “Sully” Sullivan). PlayStation Productions will produce.
Created in 2019, PlayStation Productions’ mission is to bring the library of popular PlayStation titles to the screen.
Source: Aaron Crouch, THR