Bumblebee director Travis Knight set to direct Uncharted movie

At this point you could probably write a movie script about all the things that have happened around trying to get the Uncharted movie to the silver screen. There have been a number of directors attached to the project including Shawn Levy, David O’Russell, and Seth Gordon. The last director attached was Dan Trachtenberg who left the director’s chair recently. Now Sony are negotiating with Travis Knight who recently directed the rather good Bumblebee movie, which itself is set to reboot the Transformers cinematic universe. Bumblebee has been a critical success and the majority of people have enjoyed it. On Rotten Tomatoes it sits at a 92% critic score and 74% audience score.

Travis Knight is relatively new to directing with the only movie prior to Bumblebee being Kubo and the Two Strings. He is also the director of The Six Billion Dollar Man, though that is in the pre-production stage at the moment. Prior to directing Travis Knight has been lead animator on films like Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls as well as a producer on The Missing Link. According to Deadline the script has been written by Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, and Rafe Judkins.

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Tom Holland is set to star as the Nathan Drake with the story of the movie acting as a prequel to the games which shows the character growing into the treasure hunter. As far as we know the release date is December 18th 2020 but it will not be a shock at all to see that get pushed back as it has been a number of times before, especially with a new director coming on board who will want to make their own changes to the movie vision to best capture Uncharted in the way they see fit.

Source: Deadline

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2 Comments

  1. I think you’re making Bumblebee sound better than it is there, with the help of Rotten Tomatoes being weird. It’s “92% fresh”, which just means 92% of critics liked it more than they hated it. The actual average critic score is 69.7%, which doesn’t sound as good.

    Their whole rotten/fresh thing is just weird though. 3.5/5 is fresh (or 70%). So an average critic score of 69.7% means it’s rotten. But then a C+ is rotten and not fresh?

    So the Bumblebee movie is both a critical success and shit at the same time, but the Uncharted movie is just going to end up being shit, isn’t it?

    • Bumblebee is fab and I will fight anyone who says otherwise.

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