The neverending saga of Sony’s ill-fated Uncharted movie continues this week as yet another filmmaker has reportedly signed on to start rolling that boulder uphill. Last month we heard that Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane) had dropped out of the project after signing on back in January. He was probably the fifth or sixth director to come on board at the time, but now he will reportedly be replaced by Bumblebee director Travis Knight. Hit the jump for more details.
According to Deadline, Travis Knight is in negotiations to direct Uncharted for Sony Pictures. This will be the first feature under Sony PlayStation Productions and despite the recent shake-up it is still expected to start production early next year. Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming) is attached to star and the script was written by Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (Iron Man, Men in Black: International) along with Rafe Judkins (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).
Knight most recently directed Bumblebee for Paramount but he got his start as an animator at Laika and made his directorial debut with Kubo and the Two Strings. He is also attached to direct The Six Billion Dollar Man starring Mark Wahlberg. Other directors that have been involved in the Uncharted video game adaptation over the years include David O. Russell, Neil Burger, Joe Carnahan and Shawn Levy. Do you think Travis Knight can pull off a solid Uncharted movie?