If you’ve ever played an Uncharted game, you know that almost every time protagonist Nathan Drake tries climbing something, it collapses under his feet and he has to take a longer route to get to where he needs to go.

It’s the perfect metaphor for the Uncharted movie, which has suffered so many setbacks along its journey to the big screen. Most recently, it lost its sixth director in Travis Knight, who did the impossible and made a well-reviewed Transformers movie.

But now it looks like the movie has got back up and dusted itself off (again), as The Hollywood Reporter has claimed that Sony is ‘circling’ Ruben Fleischer to steer the ship to shore.

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Fleischer is one of the studio’s top names, having directed the successful movies Venom and Zombieland, and its less-successful sequel Zombieland: Double Tap.

A live-action Uncharted movie has been in some sort of development since 2008, with names like Nathan Fillion and Mark Wahlberg linked to the role of Nate.

Since 2017, Spider-Man: Far From Home‘s Tom Holland has been touted to star as a younger version of the character, with Wahlberg apparently now set to play Nate’s mentor Sully.

Tom Holland pictured in July 2019
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The Uncharted movie is pencilled in for a December 18, 2020 release date and… no, we just can’t see that happening to be honest.

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