Sony Pictures have been trying to get a movie adaptation of Shadow of the Colossus made for some time now, with Chronicle director Josh Trank originally attached to direct. Trank has since left the project, and is now working on the Fantastic Four reboot, followed by a Star Wars spin-off.
However, last year it was announced that Hanna writer Seth Lochhead was to write the script adaptation of the PS2 game, which see’s a boy fighting giant monsters. Things have bee very quiet ever since, until now…
Deadline is reporting that Mama director Andres Muschietti is taking the helm of the film, and finally things can get moving again.
I quite enjoyed Mama, it wasn’t perfect, but it certainly proved that Muschietti had bags of talent (it was his first feature length film), so putting a director like him in charge of a fantasy world which houses giant monsters is a wise decision.
Muschietti’s wife and producing partner, Barbara Muschietti, is also on board to produce and will do so alongside Kevin Misher of Misher Films with Michael De Luca and Andrea Giannetti overseeing for Sony.
De Luca said “We knew we had our director once we heard Andy’s take on the material – it was genius. The themes, characters and supernatural elements of the story have incredible international appeal with fans of the game in the millions.”
Synopsis for the game:
The protagonist is a young man who thinks his lover has died. Desperate to bring her back, he heads into a forbidden land and summons a demon who can wake the dead. The price for bringing back his girl: slay 16 colossi that dominate this mystical place. These are skyscraper-sized giants that rise from the ground, fly through the air, and come from the water. As the young man works through his quest on horseback, he begins to wonder if he is on a noble pursuit to bring back his lover or perhaps has made a deal with the devil and is being used.