Yet another director has departed from the Uncharted movie project marking the sixth director to leave Sony’s upcoming video-game-to-movie adaption. Travis Knight who previously directed the Transformers spinoff Bumblebee has left the project due to a schedule conflict. According to Deadline, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man schedule is forcing the production of the upcoming Uncharted movie to go into “crunch” mode which Travis Knight was unable to do due to a schedule conflict.
The movie has been in “production” since 2011 and has undergone various changes including going from an “adult Nathan Drake” to starring Tom Holland as a younger Drake. Travis Knight is the sixth director to leave the film following Dan Tractenberg who left in 2019, Shawn Levy in 2018, Seth Gordon in 2015, Neil Burger in 2012, and David O. Russell in 2011.
Sony has even gone as far as to set up PlayStation Productions which is an in-house development studio which will turn PlayStation video game franchises into movies but so far things are not going so well.
The report does claim that the film’s plans will remain unchanged. However, Sony will have to find a new director and set a new release date for the film so there is a high chance the Uncharted movie will not make its December 2020 release window.