The long-troubled Uncharted film has hit another bump in the road, as it’s now lost another director at the helm. Deadline is reporting that Sony’s film based on the Uncharted series is losing Travis Knight, the sixth director attached to the project.
Deadline reports that the departure stems from an adjustment to the Uncharted film’s production timeline, due to Tom Holland’s filming schedule on an upcoming Spider-Man film. Both Holland and Mark Wahlberg are still reportedly attached to the film, and a new release date is expected under a new director.
For those not keeping score at home, Knight follows in the footsteps of directors David O. Russell, Neil Burger, Seth Gordon, Shawn Levy, and Dan Trachtenberg in leaving the Uncharted project. Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane, The Boys) was the most recent to depart the project prior to Knight, and the director’s line stretches all the way back to summer of 2009 with Russel, chewing through six directors over the span of a decade. A director’s chair on the set of Uncharted is looking pretty similar to a tenure as Defense Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts.
Several other live-action game adaptations are still in the works, including the hastily revised Sonic the Hedgehog film due out on Valentine’s Day 2020 and a Halo TV series that’s nearing production.
So while other productions forge ahead and Uncharted developer Naughty Dog is crafting its next cinematic adventure in The Last of Us Part 2, the Uncharted film is on the hunt for lucky number seven. Maybe this next one will be the right fit, before this project gets too drawn out for its own good.