Sony’s Uncharted movie has reportedly lost its latest director and been delayed from its previously planned 2020 release.
According to Deadline, plans to shoot the next Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland this summer have resulted in Bumblebee and Kubo and The Two Strings director Travis Knight exiting the Uncharted project he was recently appointed to helm.
Other directors previously attached to the film adaptation of Naughty Dog’s hit PlayStation franchise have included Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane), Shawn Levy (Stranger Things) and Seth Gordon (Baywatch).
The Uncharted movie was previously scheduled to enter production in early 2020 ahead of a December 18 release date.
Rather than following the plot of the games, which have sold over 41 million units, the movie will tell a prequel story featuring Nathan Drake (Holland) as a young treasure hunter learning from his mentor Victor Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg).
The Uncharted movie is the first feature production of PlayStation Productions, a studio formed by Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) to adapt its original game properties for film and television.
PlayStation Productions is headed up by veteran Sony marketeer Asad Qizilbash and was being overseen by former SIE chairman of worldwide studios, Shawn Layden, before his recent departure from Sony.
With players having to wait years for sequels to blockbuster games, Layden had said PlayStation Production could provide “more touch points” with Sony’s franchises, but that it wouldn’t be pressured into releasing adaptations simply to fill gaps in PlayStation’s content schedule.