The long-gestating Uncharted movie now has another director, as Dan Trachtenberg has signed on to helm the film. The 10 Cloverfield Lane director is taking the job from Shawn Levy, who departed the project late last year, after Seth Gordon, David O. Russell and Neil Burger all tapped out after being reportedly attached.
Tom Holland is still expected to play the lead role as the young version of series protagonist Nathan Drake. The latest script for the film will see Drake learn the tricks of the trade from his eventual mentor, the cigar chomping Victor "Goddamn" Sullivan. As a descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake, game developer Naughty Dog's action-adventure franchise has reached critical acclaim since it first arrived on the PlayStation 3 in 2006.
The franchise reportedly wrapped in 2016 with Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, followed later on by the side story: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. Naughty Dog's next game is The Last of Us Part II, expected for release later this year on the PlayStation 4.
Trachtenberg is no stranger to video games, as what landed him Cloverfield was a short film based on Valve's 2007 puzzle game, Portal. He also directed an episode of Netflix's anthology series Black Mirror. Holland will next star in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the trailer for which drops tomorrow.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)