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Sony's Uncharted movie gets its seventh director

And Antonio Banderas joins the cast.

Sony's beleaguered, and quite possibly cursed, Uncharted movie - which has so far managed to lose a total of six directors since its unveiling in 2009 - has a brave new soul at the helm, this time in the form of Ruben Fleischer, the man behind Zombieland and Venom.

Fleischer's hiring (first reported by Variety) follows the departure of Bumblebee director Travis Knight back in January. Knight superseded 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg, who stepped in after Night At The Museum director Shawn Levy left the project. And prior to that, Seth Gordon, Neil Burger, and David O Russell were all attached to direct at one time or other.

Despite the revolving door of directors, Spider-Man's Tom Holland continues to lead the cast as a young Nathan Drake in Fleischer's movie, while Mark Wahlberg, who was originally set to play Drake in an early (and highly dubious) stab at the project, remains onboard as his mentor Sully. Additionally, Art Marcum and Matt Holloway continue on scriptwriting duties.

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Variety also reports that veteran actor Antonio Banderas will star alongside Holland and Wahlberg, with Sophia Ali (Grey's Anatomy, Faking It) and Tati Gabrielle (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) rounding out the currently announced cast.

Unsurprisingly, given the continued directorial upheaval, Sony's Uncharted movie will no longer meet its previously announced December 2020 release date, and is now due to hit cinemas on 5th March next year. Seventh time's a charm, eh?