Sony has decided to take its upcoming Uncharted film in a new direction, prompting the departure of director Seth Gordon from the project.
According to The Wrap, the video game-to-film adaptation is undergoing some creative changes, as Sony chief Tom Rothman has opted to make some alterations rather than cut the film's budget.
This seems to contradict a report from Heroic Hollywood (which has since been confirmed by EW) which claims that the project is currently in "development hell" because Rothman proposed the film be created on a smaller budget, which conflicts with Sony's vision. "Sony was hoping this was their Indiana Jones and Rothman is looking at it like Resident Evil," says HH.
The movie was supposed to start filming early this year, but that obviously didn't happen. Sony is apparently looking for a big name star to play the lead role, though Chris Pratt has reportedly passed on the offer.