Speaking to GamesRadar’s own Connor Sheridan, Trachtenberg maps out what he does and does not want from the Uncharted movie’s story. “ have been approached with different versions of this tale,” he says, “and have always been not that interested in it because I didn't really want to trace the game.”
For Trachtenberg, imitation sounds less like the sincerest form of flattery and more like a quick-fire way to disappoint long-term fans of the action-adventure series. He continues: “I didn't really feel like it was at all worthy of making a video game adaptation, [if[ we're just gonna copy what the game is and just serve people a lesser experience than what they've experienced in such an incredible way.”
In fact, Trachtenberg believes “if Naughty Dog so chose to make another Uncharted game featuring Nate and Sully… this movie's story is probably the story that they would want to tell.”
If you weren’t already confident in the Uncharted movie director’s masterful handling of video game adaptation – he can already count 10 Cloverfield Lane and the Portal: No Escape fan-made movie among his burgeoning resume – his current mission statement should ease your fears.
10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg has exited the project, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Tom Holland remains attached to star in the videogame adaptation, which has a Dec. 18, 2020 release date. Sony is seeking a new director and is aiming to start production early next year.
A new development is that this film will become the first feature production of Sony PlayStation Productions, which was set up on the Sony lot last year. Headed by Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan, PlayStation Productions has come on to produce alongside Chuck Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner, and Ari Arad.