We have a pretty big update coming out of the Uncharted film adaptation! Today, Variety learned that Dan Trachtenberg signed on to direct the film. The 10 Cloverfield Lane director replaces Shawn Levy at the helm, as scheduling conflicts prevented Levy from staying on board.

Unfortunately not too much is known about the project so far. But we do know that the film will focus on a younger Nathan Drake, played by Tom Holland, as he sets out on one of his first adventures. According to the report, filming has been delayed due to Holland’s press schedule for Spider-Man: Far From Home. While we don’t know that for certain, it seems viable that filming could begin in late summer. 

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As time ticks on, it almost feels like this is going to end up in more years of production hell. A film adaptation has been in the works for over a decade now – will we have to wait another decade? I’m going to remain optimistic on this, though. We seem to be getting closer and closer. With Trachtenberg signed on, I wonder if the film will take on a darker tone, given his background in psychological thrillers. (Check out “Playtest” from Black Mirror to see what I’m talking about.) Either way, we’ll have to keep our eyes for more!

What do you think of Trachtenberg directing the film? Are you excited? Let us know! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more. The untitled Uncharted film currently doesn’t have a release date.



Erin Lynch