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Sony's Uncharted Film Loses Another Director

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Sony's upcoming Uncharted film has lost another director, as Dan Trachtenberg has reportedly departed the project.

According to Deadline, Trachtenberg has become the fourth director to pull out of the upcoming Uncharted film. The 10 Cloverfield Lane director was tapped to helm Sony's long-gestating video game adaptation this past January, following the departures of Seth Gordon (Baywatch), David O. Russell (American Hustle) and Neil Burger (Divergent).

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Sony is apparently moving fast to find a replacement for Trachtenberg. A new director is expected to be named by the end of the summer, with negotiations "currently underway." Uncharted is set to begin production early next year.

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Based on the best selling video game series, Uncharted will follow the adventures of Nathan Drake, a reckless treasure hunter who has a knack for climbing and "well" puns. Tom Holland (of Spider-Man fame) remains attached to star as Drake, and will be portraying a younger version of the character than seen in the PlayStation games. The film is also currently looking to cast a young version of Victor Sullivan, Drake's mentor and partner.

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Uncharted stars Tom Holland and is currently scheduled to be released on Dec. 18, 2020.

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