Sony's UNCHARTED Movie Won't Make Its December 2020 Release Date; Will Now Open March 5, 2021
According to Sony Pictures, the long-awaited movie based on Naughty Dog's Uncharted game series has been delayed once again, as yet another movie starring Tom Holland won't make its release date, joining Doug Liman's Chaos Walking.
Last night, Sony confirmed that it has pushed Uncharted from its December 18, 2020 release date to March 5, 2021. Quite interestingly, Sony's decision means that we will get three big-budget video game movies in the first quarter of 2021 — the Mortal Kombat reboot (scheduled to release in theatres January 15, 2021), Tomb Raider 2 (March 19, 2021), and the aforementioned Uncharted right between these two.
Uncharted recently lost its sixth director — as 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 Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings, The Six Billion Dollar Man) were all set to direct the flick at some point in the past.
Rumor has it that Ruben Fleischer, the helmer of 2018's Venom and last year's Zombieland: Double Tap, is Sony's top choice to take over the job — but the company has not confirmed this information just yet.
The latest draft of the movie's screenplay was written by Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Rafe Judkins, with the help of Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man, Transformers: The Last Knight). Sony's Morbius — which also was co-written by the duo — will be released in the US on July 31, 2020.