Sony has pushed back the release date of its live-action adaptation of “Uncharted” from Dec 18, 2020 to March 5, 2021, the date originally set aside for the studio’s live-action adaptation of the “Masters of the Universe” cartoon series and toy line.
“Masters of the Universe” has subsequently been removed from Sony’s release schedule and is now dated “TBD” by the studio.
Based on the popular Playstation action-adventure video game series, “Uncharted” will star Tom Holland as Nathan Drake, a treasure hunter and adventurer whose quests for rare and mythical artifacts often runs him afoul of drug lords, war criminals and other assorted bad guys. A director for the film hasn’t been formally announced, but just this month Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland: Double Tap”, “Venom”) became Sony’s top choice.
Most recently set to be directed and co-written by Aaron and Adam Nee, “Masters of the Universe” will follow the adventures of He-Man, a powerful warrior who defends the magical planet Eternia from the machinations of the evil wizard Skeletor. It’s based on the hugely popular line of toys launched in 1982 that spawned an equally successful cartoon adaptation, “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe,” and a spinoff, “She-Ra: Princess of Power.” Noah Centineo has been cast as He-Man.
Sony has also moved “Happiest Season,” it’s LGBT romantic comedy starring Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis, to Nov. 25, 2020, five days later than originally scheduled, while the Kevin Hart drama “Fatherhood” has pushed back 7 days to January 15, 2021.
Finally, the studio has slated “Man From Toronto,” a previously unannounced film from Columbia Pictures, for Nov. 20, 2020