In yet more Tom Holland, Sony-related news this week, the upcoming Uncharted live action movie has reportedly lost its fifth director.
Deadline is reporting that the film’s most recent recruit Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane) has left the Sony Pictures adaptation of the Naughty Dog video game series, which is set to star Tom Holland as a young version ofthe game’s protagonist and treasure hunter Nathan Drake.
A potential Uncharted film has been in the works since 2009 with various talent and scripts attached to the project, which at one point included Mark Wahlberg set to play Drake.
Despite its bumpy history, the film is set to be the first project from Sony’s PlayStation Productions studio, set up earlier this year to produce video game-based film and television content.
According to the report, meetings are underway to find a replacement with the hope that a new director will be in place by end of summer. The film will begin production early next year with a release date scheduled for December 2020.
The news follows the announcement earlier this week that Holland’s Spider-Man is being pulled from the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Sony, which owns the cinematic rights to the character, and Marvel failed to reach an agreement on the web slinger’s future.