The Sony Pictures Uncharted movie set to star Spider-Man-actor Tom Holland loses its director as Stranger Things‘ Shawn Levy has stepped away from the project.
Levy will instead be directing the Ryan Reynolds video game-focused action-comedy Free Guy.
THR reports that Sony is now searching for a new director for Uncharted and that Holland is still attached to star.
The news comes as a surprise as Levy recently said he was excited about the flick.
“As of right now, the closest to the starting line is Uncharted in that it’s a massive title,” Shawn Levy said in August. “We now have a very good script and we have our star in Tom Holland. That is now subject to schedule and additional casting. But I would say as of right now, that seems to be the most near horizon. And it’s a movie I’m very excited about.”
Details reported for the Uncharted movie include that it will be a new story said to be inspired from Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception which focuses on the young thief Drake (Holland) and his first encounter with the professional rogue, Sullivan.
The film has also been described as following Tom Holland as he grows into the treasure hunter Nathan Drake, with Holland said to be signed on for numerous movies.
The Uncharted movie has been in development for quite some time from Sony Pictures, which is an adaptation of the treasure-hunting action storyline from the Naughty Dog video games.