Sony found a new director for the planned live-action film adaptation of the Uncharted series and it's 10 Cloverfield Lane's Dan Trachtenberg. The film is still slated to star Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming) as a young Nathan Drake.
Variety reports that Trachtenberg signed on to replace Shawn Levy, who left the Uncharted project to direct Ryan Reynolds in a different video game-related movie. Though the director changed, the synopsis for the Uncharted live-action film is still set to follow a young Nathan Drake and his first encounter with "professional rogue" Victor Sullivan.
The Uncharted film was originally slated to star Mark Wahlberg as an age appropriate Nathan Drake, but those plans fell through and the direction of the movie changed when Sony brought Holland aboard to star as Drake. An Uncharted fan film was also recently released starring Nathan Fillion, who has been a longtime popular fancast for Nathan Drake.
Trachtenberg is best known for his work on 10 Cloverfield Lane, but he also directed a Portal fan film titled Portal: No Escape. Reception to No Escape was largely positive, and helped Trachtenberg get noticed by J.J. Abrams' production company Bad Robot.
While the Uncharted movie has its star and new director, the film doesn't have a specific production date, so it's unknown when we might actually see the Uncharted film finally move forward.