The director for the Bumblebee movie is very likely to be the one to take over the role of creating an Uncharted live-action adaptation.

Uncharted is a version of Indiana Jones without the decrepit Harrison Ford

The way that the story of an Uncharted game plays out is similar to an action film, and that is probably why Sony Pictures want to bring it to the screens. With the plot already written and tested, they would not have to spend further effort to adapt an original storyline. After kicking the director Dan Trachtenberg, people have been wondering who is going to be next on the chopping block. Turned out, Sony is going to entrust this movie to an up-and-coming director.

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Tom Holland from Spiderman is one of the best choices for the role

Knight previously was more into animated movies than normal movies, as he was the director of Kubo and the Two Strings, while previously worked as the lead animator of Coraline and ParaNorman. Bumblebee was his first normal movie title that received critical acclaim at release.

Travis Knight is a great contributor to the success of Bumblebee

Uncharted is Sony’s first attempt to turn one of its biggest gaming IP into a live-action product. Movies based on video games have a rather terrible track record, with Warcraft, Assassin’s Creed, Mortal Kombat widely recognized as mediocre adaptations.

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Nathan Drake as a character is pretty much a better Indiana Jones

This movie is actually going to be a prequel, with all the events happened before the events of the games.

This is an attempt to preserve the main storyline, as it is very easy to avoid contradicting the main storyline if the story happens way earlier in the past. Below is a fan-film with an old Nathan Drake:

The movie will enter production in Q1 2020. We will be following this very closely and would update you soon.

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