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Uncharted movie loses sixth director

Travis Knight leaves project over crunch and scheduling conflicts with lead actor

The live-action Uncharted movie has lost its six director, after Travis Knight stepped down over scheduling conflicts and crunch.

In 2017, Tom Holland was cast in the role of Nathan Drake. However, since the wild success of the Spider-Man reboot -- also starring Holland -- the Uncharted movie has reportedly entered crunch in order to accommodate his schedule.

As reported by Deadline, this saw the Bumblebee director leave the project, which has now been pushed back to an unconfirmed date.

Based on the top-selling PlayStation exclusive series from Naughty Dog, the Uncharted movie has been plagued with issues since it was first announced in 2011.

Knight's departure comes just months after Dan Tractenberg announced he was leaving the project. Tractenberg was in the role for eight months, after Shawn Levy left in 2018. They were preceded by Seth Gordon, Neil Burger, and David O. Russell.

Uncharted is the first partnership between Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions, which was set-up in May last year to adapt Sony properties into film and television series.

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Latest comments (2)

Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.5 months ago
Geez. Just give it to Allan Ungar and Nathan Fillion already.
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Jeff Kleist Writer, Marketing, Licensing 4 months ago
Nathan, though having proven he is perfect in every way for the role, is “too old”, and he’s not a big name.

Tom Holland is totally wrong for the part, except the fact that he’s Soider-Man because he’s an insane parkour guy in crazy shape and hot from Spidey, that’s why they want him.

They will never do this, but they should just make a Raiders Style picture for $50 million. Make it as practical as possible. It’ll make plenty of money with a good script and actors. But that doesn’t play in China where they’re about action and spectacle.

None of the people (broad strokes, industry wide) these days running things care about much except the stock price and their own advancement. They’d rather roll the dice on a billion dollars in blockbusters than half that on ten movies likely to return 150% of expenditures. I’ll take that any day as my base.
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