Uncharted Movie Signs On 10 Cloverfield Lane Director

Our Uncharted movie dream is still very much kept alive, with a new director at the helm.

Dan Trachtenberg

Dan Trachtenberg, director of the well-received 2016 sci-fi thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane, will be coming on board to direct Sony’s movie adaptation of the game, in wake of the previous director Shawn Levy (Night at the MuseumStranger Things) leaving the project due to scheduling issues.

Portraying the iconic daredevil protagonist Nathan Drake will be Tom Holland a.k.a Spider-Man from the MCU movies (Spider-Man: HomecomingCaptain America: Civil WarAvengers: Infinity War). Holland, who joined the project in 2018, is still slated to be part of it should things go according to plan.

Tom Holland will star as Nathan Drake in the upcoming Uncharted movie.

The plot for this Uncharted live-action film will not follow the events of the video games, but will instead serve as a prequel to them. This is inspired by a flashback sequence in the third instalment of the game, featuring a young Nathan Drake as he first met his mentor, Sullivan.

The flashback sequence involving a young Nathan Drake in Uncharted 3 inspired the story for the live-action movie.

At present, Trachtenberg is the latest in a long line of directors to have been tipped to steer the film to completion, with the likes of Seth Gordon, David O. Russel, and Neil Burger all leaving at some point in time since Sony’s inception of the project back in 2008.

Will Trachtenberg be the one to end this hoodoo and make our long-awaited Uncharted movie dream come true? Only time will tell.

Nathan Fillion as Nathan Drake in a 15-minute fan-made short in 2018

While the feature film is still in gestation, some diehard Uncharted fans teamed up with Nathan Fillion last year to give us a 15-minute taste of live-action Nathan Drake in, well, action.