Sony has pushed back the release of "Uncharted" adaptation starring Mark Wahlberg and Tom Holland. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the debut of the long-gestating videogame version has moved back three months and the film will now hit the screens on March 5, 2021. The development came after the exit of Travis Knight as director late last year. It was recently reported that "Zombieland" filmmaker Ruben Fleischer was the studio's top choice to take over the reins. The game is about the adventures of a hunter named Nathan Drake. The film is a prequel to the game series and it will establish how Nathan (Holland) became the hunter and it will also introduce his dear friend Sully (Wahlberg).
"Venom" director Ruben Fleischer is the latest Hollywood filmmaker circling to helm Tom Holland's "Uncharted" movie. The director is being eyed by Sony Pictures for the long-gestating project post "Bumblebee" helmer Travis Knight's exit. Knight, who had boarded the project after the exit of Dan Trachtenberg, recently left it over scheduling issues. The much-awaited film is based on the PlayStation video game series that follows the adventures of treasure hunter Nathan Drake, to be portrayed by Holland. Mark Wahlberg will also feature in the movie which has a script from Art Marcum & Matt Holloway and Rafe Judkins. The project will be produced by PlayStation Productions alongside Chuck Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner and Ari Arad.
Director Travis Knight may depart Sony's "Uncharted" adaptation starring Mark Wahlberg and Tom Holland. According to Deadline, the production of the long-in-development video game adaptation is facing further delay as Holland is busy filming the next "Spider-Man" sequel for Sony. Sources said if Knight quits the job the studio will move forward with with a new director and a new release date on "Uncharted". Rafe Judkins and "Iron Man" writers Art Marcum & Matt Holloway have penned the latest draft of the script. Knight will be the second director to leave the film after Dan Trachtenberg departed earlier this year.