The Uncharted movie has hit yet another speed bump.
According to Variety, production of the Uncharted film has been halted due to the outbreak of COVID-19, aka coronavirus. Production on the movie has been delayed for six weeks in order to ensure the health and safety of the cast and crew. This delay comes soon after Tom Holland, who is set to play Nathan Drake, stated that the movie was moving forward. The film still has its March 2021 release date, but that may be pushed back due to the halt in production.
Uncharted is not the only movie to see a halt in production due to coronavirus. Work on The Batman has come to a standstill due to the outbreak, as well as movies such as Fast and Furious 9 and Jurassic World: Dominion. It has also been announced that work on Netflix's second season of The Witcher has been halted as well.
Entertainment across the nation has been halted or cancelled due to COVID-19. Disneyland has shut its doors for the time being, and the NBA, MLB, and NHL seasons have all been halted. Conventions across the country have been delayed or cancelled, including E3 and the GDC.
The Uncharted film is not the only adaptation of a Sony game in development at the time. The Last of Us is currently being made into an HBO series. The show is being led by Craig Mazin, who is known for his work on Chernobyl. Naughty Dog vice president Neil Druckmann will write and executive produce the show. Naughty Dog president Evan Wells and veteran HBO producer Carolyn Strauss will both serve as producers for the project. HBO has stated that the show is planned to come "soon," but that may change due to COVID-19.
Uncharted is aiming for a March 5th, 2021 release date at the moment. The movie will star Tom Holland, and will also feature Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas, Sophia Ali and Tati Gabrielle.