VENOM Director Ruben Fleischer Is Sony's Top Choice to Helm the Long-Delayed UNCHARTED Movie
Following the recent departure of Bumblebee Director Travis Knight, Sony Pictures is getting close to finding his replacement for Uncharted — this time eyeing Ruben Fleischer, the helmer of 2018's Venom and last year's Zombieland: Double Tap. In case you're not familiar with the ongoing drama surrounding the production, Fleischer will be the seventh director attached to the movie in the last decade.
Chronologically speaking, David O. Russell (American Hustle, Joy) was the first director to drop out of Uncharted, with Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Limitless), Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, Identity Thief), Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Free Guy), Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane, The Boys), and finally Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings, The Six Billion Dollar Man) being set to helm the video game adaptation at various points in recent years.
While we know little about the long-delayed Uncharted flick, both Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg (who was even supposed to play Nathan Drake before the role went to Holland) will star in the movie (if it actually happens).
There's no denying that there's at least one good thing about the constant delays and issues in pre-production — as Holland may actually be in his 40s when the camera starts rolling on PlayStation Productions' Uncharted.
For unknown reasons, the official Uncharted release date is December 18, 2020.