Travis Knight has agreed to direct Sony’s Uncharted film adaptation.
Knight is probably finest referred to as the director of the surprisingly good Transformers spin-off, Bumblebee, which was the primary live-action movie he directed. Before that, Knight primarily labored as an animator on corresponding to Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls. He’s additionally seemingly nonetheless set to direct The Six Billion Dollar Man: an adaptation of The Six Million Dollar Man which clearly accounts for inflation.
Tom Holland is reportedly nonetheless enjoying Nathan Drake within the upcoming Uncharted adaptation, which is now set to enter manufacturing someday early subsequent 12 months. There’s nonetheless no official phrase relating to how the movie’s script (written by Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, Rafe Judkins) will tie-in to the Uncharted story introduced within the online game collection of the identical identify.
By our depend, Knight is the sixth director that has been connected to Sony’s Uncharted adaptation throughout the movie’s seemingly troubled pre-production part. Uncharted was initially speculated to be directed by David O. Russell till O. Russell backed out fairly a while in the past. Since then, Neil Burger, Seth Gordon, Shawn Levy, Dan Trachtenberg, and now Travis Knight have all spent a minimum of a while within the (hypothetical) director’s chair.
It’s simple to see why Sony stays dedicated to the venture. Not solely do they publish the Uncharted video games, however the Uncharted franchise is notorious for its cinematic “Indiana Jones-like” moments, characters, settings, and storylines. If executed proper, an Uncharted adaptation could possibly be a shining mild within the in any other case comparatively tough historical past of online game variations.
If you are searching for a extra sensible instance of how good an Uncharted film could possibly be, take a look at this live-action Uncharted fan movie starring Nathan Fillion as Nathan Drake.
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