Uncharted Film Lands Bumblebee Director Travis Knight
Hollywood is seeing quite an influx of video game film adaptations, especially ones bringing classic franchises to life in live action. This year saw Detective Pikachu in theaters, and there are live-action Sonic the Hedgehog and Mortal Kombat films in production already. One such video game adaptation project that has been in development for a while has been the Uncharted movie. The project has gone through several big name writers, directors and actors for nearly a decade now, allegedly. Now, after losing director Dan Trachtenberg nearly a month ago, it seems like the film has found a new director in Bumbebee director Travis Knight.
As reported on Deadline, Sony has presented a deal to Bumblebee director Travis Knight to direct the upcoming live action Uncharted movie. The deal, which Knight is expected to agree to, comes just one month after director Dan Trachtenberg exited the production. Aside from Bumblebee, Travis Knight is best known as the director of several stop motion animation features produced by Laika, which includes Kubo and the Two Strings, Coraline, Paranorman and The Boxtrolls.
Spider-Man star Tom Holland is still set to star as a young Nathan Drake in the film, and was supposedly involved in the decision to bring Knight on as director. The film, set to release on December 18, 2020, will be the first film produced under the Sony PlayStation Productions banner. It’s good to see that the project has been able to quickly rebound after losing its director last month, and that it has not heard the deathly knolls of the horns heard after dying in a level of Uncharted just yet.
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