Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer May Helm Sony’s Uncharted

Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer could helm Sony’s Uncharted

Sony’s Uncharted film may be on observe but once more after dropping Travis Knight (Bumblebee), as Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer is being eyed by the studio to take over the director’s chair on the lengthy in-development online game adaptation, in keeping with The Hollywood Reporter.

Fleischer exploded together with his directorial debut on the acclaimed horror-comedy Zombieland and adopted it up with modest hits 30 Minutes or Less and Gangster Squad earlier than helming the field workplace smash Venom and final 12 months’s profitable long-awaited follow-up Zombieland: Double Tap.

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Uncharted will likely be a prequel to the sport sequence, taking its foundation from the sequence in Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception whereby the younger thief Nathan Drake (Holland) first encounters his accomplice Victor Sullivan (Wahlberg) and in essence, units up the occasions of your complete sport franchise.

Despite earlier drafts by the likes of Mark Boal (The Hurt LockerZero 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 brand new draft of the screenplay is written by Rafe Judkins, Art Marcum, and Matt Holloway.

Based on the action-adventure online game Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune from Naughty Dog and Sony Interactive, the story follows a descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake, a treasure hunter named Nate Drake who believes he has discovered the whereabouts of El Dorado, the fabled South American golden metropolis, from a cursed golden statue. The search turns into aggressive when a rival hunter joins the fray, then is escalated when creatures — really mutated descendants of Spaniards and Nazis — start attacking these hoping to be taught the treasure’s true secrets and techniques.

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Uncharted is an Arad/Atlas Entertainment Production, with Charles Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner, and Ari Arad producing. The movie will function the primary characteristic produced by PlayStation Productions.

Knight grew to become the sixth director to depart the mission in its decade-long growth cycle which started with Russell connected to direct adopted by Neil Burger (Limitless), Seth Gordon (Baywatch), Shawn Levy (Free Guy) and Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane).