The studio had no official comment Friday, a month after disclosing that Dan Trachtenberg had exited the director’s chair. Production will start early next year. It also said at that point that Sony-based PlayStation Productions — headed by Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan — had come on to produce alongside Chuck Roven and Alex Gartner through Atlas Entertainment, and Avi Arad and Ari Arad through Arad Productions.
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The screenplay is written by the team of Art Marcum & Matt Holloway and Rafe Judkins. The video game series, created by developer Naughty Dog and published by PlayStation, has sold more than 41 million copies to date.
The “Uncharted” games follow Nathan Drake, a treasure hunter who journeys across the world to uncover various historical mysteries. The series began with “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune,” released on the PlayStation 3 in 2007.
Qizilbash and Swan will serve as executive producers for “Uncharted.” The project is touted as the first true partnership between PlayStation Productions and Sony Pictures.
Knight was the lead animator at stop-motion animation studio Laika and has received Oscar nominations for “The Boxtrolls” and “Kubo and the Two Strings” in the animated feature film category. He is represented by CAA. The news was first reported by Deadline.