The Uncharted film adaptation has once again been met with a production delay. No surprise. The film has been delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Variety reports that the film was due to begin filming in Berlin, Germany in six weeks. As a result of the coronavirus crisis, pre-production has been delayed for up to six weeks.
Soon enough we all hope their luck will turn, and Naughty Dog’s franchise will come to life. The production has been fraught with issues and COVID-19 just adds to the list. There’ve been numerous directors (six) who’ve joined and subsequently left.
These include Stranger Things’ Shawn Levy and Dan Trachtenberg, the director of the acclaimed 10 Cloverfield Lane. Ruben Fleischer, the man behind Venom, is now the latest director to be connected to the film, and fingers crossed, the man to bring the Uncharted film across the finish line.
The untitled Uncharted adaptation stars Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas, Tati Gabrielle, and Sophia Allen. Plus, as recently reported, the Uncharted movie was slated for a March 2021 release date, but that’s beginning to appear unlikely due to COVID-19.
The Uncharted film was written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, the duo behind Iron Man, Transformers: The Last Knight, and Men In Black: International.
Tom Holland praised the script, hailing it as: “one of the best scripts [he’s] ever read.”. Let’s hope then this script can be translated onto the big screen, so we can finally see what the wait’s been for.
The film’s production is not the first casualty from the COVID-19 outbreak. From Sony’s canceled slot at PAX East 2020, EA canceling eSports, to LCK Spring and the GDC 2020, it seems there’s no end in sight for COVID-19.
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