Uncharted Director Reveals He’s Working On A Jak & Daxter Movie
It looks like the next PlayStation franchise to be adapted for the screen is Jak and Daxter. Ruben Fleischer, the director the Uncharted movie starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, has revealed he’s working on a Jak and Daxter film, though that’s all he had to say.
“I’m actually working on Jak and Daxter, a version of that, for PlayStation, which I think would be really cool to bring to life,” Fleischer told Digital Trends.
This is coming to light not long after Holland himself said he would like to star in a Jak and Daxter movie with movie studio A24, which produced the films Uncut Gems, Midsommar, and The Green Knight. “I would like to make a Jak and Daxter movie, and I would play Jak,” Holland told GameSpot. “I would make it at A24, so it was really weird and like dark… I would do like a really weird, live-action version of Jak and Daxter.”
A Jak and Daxter movie hasn’t been officially announced as of yet, but it would be just the latest adaptation of a video game created by Naughty Dog. The company also made Uncharted, as well as The Last of Us, which is being adapted for a series at HBO.
Fleischer, who previously directed Zombieland and Venom, was at one point working on yet another video game movie, the Spy Hunter film, but nothing ever came from that.
In May 2021, Sony announced that it had 10 adaptations of its video game franchises in development for TV or film, and they haven’t all been accounted for, so Jak and Daxter could be one of them. The ones we know about include the Uncharted movie, the Last of Us series, the Ghost of Tsushima movie, and the Twisted Metal show.
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