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Just a few weeks after Sony’s Uncharted movie adaptation lost its fourth director, the studio has followed a treasure map to the front door of 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg and hired him to take over the long-brewing adaptation of the hit video game.
Variety reports that Trachtenberg is the latest director to take a crack at Uncharted, a popular video game series about a treasure-hunting adventurer Nathan Drake, a descendant of Sir Francis Drake. In the games, he reluctantly teams up with a photojournalist named Elena Fisher and his old pal and mentor Victor Sullivan to discover lost cities, uncover buried treasure, and inevitably save the world. All four games in the series are incredibly cinematic, borrowing liberally from the Indiana Jones playbook but adding a modern spin; they all play like top-tier blockbuster movies, so it’ll be interesting to see if the snake begins to eat its own tail when it gets brought to the big screen.
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Smartly, though, the studio isn’t interested in doing a straight adaptation. Tom Holland (Avengers: Infinity War) is on board to play a young version of Nathan Drake, and since the games have only briefly touched on the early parts of the character’s life, that should open up tons of...
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