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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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