It has been a few years since Sony announced plans to create a movie based on the Uncharted video game franchise, but it seems that for whatever reason, directors keep dropping out during the process. The movie had been previously slated for a release in 2020, but now according to a report from Deadline, it has been pushed back to 2021.
More specifically, it has been delayed to March 5, 2021. While this might seem like a long wait, it should be noted that previously, Sony had initially planned on releasing it on the 18th of December, 2020, so in reality this delay will only add about 3 months or so to the overall waiting time, which isn’t too bad.
The movie was previously supposed to be directed by Travis Knight, but he dropped out following some scheduling conflicts involving the movie’s lead actor, Tom Holland of Spider-man fame. The movie is now said to be led by director Ruben Fleisher where it will also star Mark Wahlberg.
Given the popularity of the Uncharted franchise, many are no doubt looking forward to the release of the movie, which barring any issues should be out next year. Whether or not it’ll live up to the hype, which has no doubt been built up by the constant delays, remains to be seen.