Ruben Fleischer is Top Contender to Direct Tom Holland’s ‘Uncharted’ For Sony

Travis Knight dropped out last year due to scheduling conflicts

Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland: Double Tap”, “Venom”) is at the top of the list to direct “Uncharted”, starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.

“Bumbleebee’s” Travis Knight had previously departed “Uncharted” once the production schedule was being impacted by Holland’s Spider-Man schedule.

The new draft of the screenplay is written by Rafe Judkins, Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. “Uncharted” will continue Holland’s relationship with the studio, and is slated to shoot the next “Spider-Man” installment this summer.

The movie is an action-adventure based upon the critically-acclaimed and top-selling PlayStation video game series. The video game series was created by award-winning developer Naughty Dog and published by PlayStation.

Charles Roven and Alex Gartner are producing for Atlas Entertainment and Avi Arad and Ari Arad for Arad Productions. Following the creation of PlayStation Productions on the Sony lot last year headed by Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan, this will be the first true partnership between PlayStation Productions. Qizilbash and Swan will serve as executive producers.

Fleischer most recently directed “Zombieland: Double Tap”, the sequel to the first film, which he also directed starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone. Fleischer also directed box office hit “Venom” starring Tom Hardy and which became the second biggest superhero origins film of all time, grossing $845 million worldwide.

Fleischer is repped by CAA and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

Deadline first reported the news.

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