The Shadow of the Colossus Movie was originally announced by Sony Pictures back in 2009, but was never heard from since, until now! One of Hollywoods hottest new directors Josh Trank (of supernatural Chronicle fame) will direct the Shadow of the Colossus Movie.
Deadline now reports that: “Josh Trank has signed with Sony Pictures to develop to direct Shadow Of The Colossus, a big scale live action adaptation of the bestselling Sony videogame. The film is being produced by Kevin Misher. The studio is interviewing writers to work with Trank, who after directing the $13 million sleeper hit Chronicle has become the go to guy for big popcorn pictures. Trank takes on a Fumito Ueda-created game that has a strong narrative arc, along with the obligatory creature quotient to get the visual effects crowd excited. Trank has been a fan of the game since it launched in 2005, and sought out the job.”
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The story of Shadow of the Colossus revolves around the protagonist, a young man merely called Wander (although I always call him The Wanderer), 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.
See the Shadow of the Colossus game the movie’s based on in this ICO & Shadow of the Colossus HD Collection trailer.
Here’s the Chronicle movie trailer to show you Josh Trank’s work.
No cast or release date have been announced, but producer Kevin Misher is still involved.