Shawn Levy has done some great work with Stranger Things, and he was attached to direct the live-action adaptation of Uncharted. The bad news is Levy had to leave the project and the director search is on once more.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Levy's exit was due to another one of his projects getting greenlit. So it's any consolation, this was not the case of ‘creative differences' that we've been getting a lot of lately. The good news is Tom Holland is still attached to star, and maybe Sony will stick to whatever Levy had planned originally.
As for the premise of this Uncharted movie, it's said to be focusing on a younger Nathan Drake—hence Holland being cast as the lead. Though I think the film should have just stuck to the older Drake from the games, I think Sony wants to bank in on Holland's popularity as the new Spider-Man.
After working on Spider-Man: Far from Home, Holland is supposedly going to start work on Uncharted. Not to mention he's also set to star alongside Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) in Doug Liman's Chaos Walking. With all these projects under his belt, Holland sure has become one of the busiest actors in Hollywood.
Now if only someone can fix his little problem with spoiling movies.
For now, everyone is gearing up for the first trailer of Spider-Man: Far from Home, which is sadly not coming out this week. We don't know when Sony plans to give us the first look, but I think they decided to release the MIB International trailer to make up for it.
Catch Spider-Man: Far from Home in theaters July 5, 2019.
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