News - January 13, 2020

Venom director Ruben Fleischer set to take charge of Uncharted movie
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Venom director Ruben Fleischer set to take charge of Uncharted movie

Ruben Fleischer, director of Venom and Zombieland, looks set to charge of the long-awaited movie adaptation of Uncharted. 

The Uncharted game series has sold over 28 million units across the world and follows treasure-hunter Nathan "Nate" Drake as he travels around the world to uncover various historical mysteries.

A movie version of the game has been in active development since 2008, with various actors and a slew of directors coming and going from the project, including David O. Russell, Seth Gordon and Neil Burger. 

It had looked as though the movie would finally happen with Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg attached to star and a December 2020 release date announced.

Then Holland's schedule proved too tight with his commitment to the third instalment of Spider-Man, which looked set to delay the start of Uncharted. 

This meant the departure of Travis Knight, but, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Fleischer looks set to take charge of the movie. 

Fleischer's most recent output was Zombieland sequel Double Tap. He is not returning to direct the sequel to Venom. 

Uncharted's release date was due to be in December of this year, but that looks set to be delayed. 

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