CHRIST ALIVE, IT HAPPENED AGAIN. Incredibly cursed movie Uncharted, based on the aggressively popular video game franchise of the same name, has lost its director. AGAIN.
According to Deadline, director Dan Trachtenberg called it quits on the Sony Pictures film. This is the [checks notes] fifth time a director has dropped out of the project, re: David O. Russell, Neil Burger, Seth Gordon, and Shawn Levy. Trachtenberg signed on to replace Stranger Things director Levy after he exited the movie to helm another film by rivals 20th Century Fox. Deadline’s sources say Sony is on the move to lock in another director by the end of the US summer (our winter).
Tom Holland is still attached to star as a young Nathan Drake in what will one day be a prequel film to the Uncharted games.
The script comes from screenwriting duo Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man 2008) and Rafe Judkins.
Earlier this year, Sony announced it had set a December 2020 date for the film. Production is still scheduled to start early next year. Ahahahahah, fuck.
Unfortunately for poor Holland, this is the second piece of Sony-related news this week that is not exactly pleasing the fans. In case you missed it, Sony broke up with Marvel Studios after the latter’s parent company, Disney, reportedly asked for a bigger chunk of the Spider-Man franchise. Sony said Hell No, and wrenched Spider-Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And that was that.
Marvel big boss / mastermind Kevin Feige will no longer hold a producing role on any of the Spider-Man flicks going forward.
Spider-Man: Far From Home recently became Sony Pictures’ highest-earning movie of all time. Perhaps Sony will be just fine on its own, without any Marvel clout.