While video game movies are becoming quite popular, Uncharted is the one series that can't seem to catch a break. The Uncharted movie has lost its fifth director, according to a new report from Deadline.
Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane, The Boys) has departed the project, following in the footsteps of several other directors who have joined and left the film. While Spider-Man star Tom Holland remains attached as Nathan Drake, Deadline reports that meetings are underway to lock in a replacement. The Uncharted movie is set to begin production next year, with a script from Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, and Rafe Judkins.
The Uncharted project falls under PlayStation Productions, Sony's film division focused on developing and producing movies based on the company's gaming properties. The script for the film is still centered around a young Nathan Drake becoming the treasure hunter he is in the Uncharted games. The project has been in the works since summer of 2009, when David O. Russell (writer on American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook) was tapped to direct.
In the time since, Neil Burger, Seth Gordon, Shawn Levy, and now Dan Trachtenberg have been put on the project. Who's next is anyone's guess, and it's a little unclear if Uncharted willl still aim for a 2020 release. Considering the speedbumps its hit so far, it's not hard to imagine we'll get some more news about that before we see any trailers. Either way, we're now closing in on more Uncharted directors than Uncharted games.