Ruben Fleischer from Zombieland can lead Sony's Uncharted
Sony's Uncharted movie may be back on track after losing Travis Knight (Bumblebee), while Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer is being seen by the studio to take over the director's chair in the long-running video game adaptation, according to with The Hollywood Reporter.
Fleischer exploded with his directorial debut in the acclaimed horror comedy Zombieland and followed him with modest hits 30 Minutes or Less and Gangster Squad before leading the box office hit Venom and last year's highly anticipated follow-up Zombieland: Double Tap.
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Uncharted will be a prequel to the game series, based on the sequel to Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, in which young thief Nathan Drake (The Netherlands) meets his partner Victor Sullivan (Wahlberg) and, in essence, defines the game events. whole game franchise.
Despite previous drafts by Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty), Oscar-nominee David O. Russell, Doctor Strange's Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, Safe House's David Guggenheim and Joe Carnahan, the new screenplay is written by Rafe Judkins, Art Marcum and Matt Holloway.
Based on the action adventure game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune from Naughty Dog and Sony InteractiveThe story follows a descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake, a treasure hunter named Nate Drake, who believes he has learned the whereabouts of El Dorado, the legendary golden city of South America, from a cursed gold statue. The quest becomes competitive when a rival hunter joins the fray and then escalates as creatures – in fact mutant descendants of Spanish and Nazis – begin attacking those hoping to learn the true secrets of the treasure.
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Uncharted is an entertainment production by Arad / Atlas, produced by Charles Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner and Ari Arad. The film will serve as the first feature film produced by PlayStation Productions.
Knight became the sixth director to leave the project in its decade-long development cycle, which began with Russell linked to the director, followed by Neil Burger (Limitless), Seth Gordon (Baywatch), Shawn Levy (Free Face) and Dan. Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane). )