‘Uncharted’ Movie Lands ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ Director | Film News
The Uncharted movie adaptation, which has already taken on many different forms and had various directors attached to it, now has another. 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg has now signed on to helm the adaptation of the popular video game.
Shawn Levy was previously set to be behind the camera before he pulled out several weeks ago to instead direct Ryan Reynolds in the action comedy Fall Guy for 20th Century Fox. Seth Gordon and Neil Burger were also previously attached to direct at different points, as was David O. Russell, who had Mark Wahlberg in mind for the lead role of protagonist Nathan Drake.
Instead, Spider-Man himself Tom Holland will take on the role. Sony reportedly has high hopes for the project as a potential franchise starter, which is why the younger Holland was chosen for the role, in the hope that he can lead a long-running series well into the future.
The film is expected to be a prequel to the Naughty Dog video game. Although video game adaptations have rarely, if ever, fared well, Uncharted is heavily inspired by the Indiana Jones films and does seem well suited to the silver screen.
Trachtenberg did a great job creating a tense, claustrophobic thriller with 10 Cloverfield Lane. While Uncharted is quite a different project, many of the techniques Trachtenberg used for that film should apply here, and he’s the kind of fresh young mind that could bring an interesting spin to the project.
But until we start getting excited, let’s wait a while and see if he actually sticks around, or follows his predecessors and quickly jets off to another project in a few months.
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