'Chronicle' Director to Adapt 'Shadow of the Colossus' Video Game
We already know that Chronicle director Josh Trank is unlikely to come back to direct the gestating sequel to the surprise found footage super powered film, but that doesn't mean he's not busy. In addition to developing a Fantastic Four reboot, a Spider-Man spin-off following Venom, and an adaptation of Red Star, it looks like Trank is heading into the video game world as well. Deadline has word that Trank has signed on to direct an adaptation of the video game Shadow of the Colossus for Sony Pictures. And for those who have played the game, this is an epic story that could very well make one hell of a fantasy action movie.
The game was released way back in October of 2005, and has quite an epic scale with the potential for some very impressive, gigantic monsters that would do well in the hands of Guillermo del Toro. The story takes place an ancient land where creatures the size of mountains roam the majestic landscape. Bound to the land, these creatures hold a key to a mystical power of revival--a power you must obtain to waken a loved one. And so one man decides to fight these Colossi all coming from the ground, air and sea. But is he only on a noble pursuit to bring back his lover, or has he made a deal with the devil and is being used?
Apparently Trank loves the game and actually sought out this job. Back in 2009, writer, Justin Marks of Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li and failed Voltron, and Masters of the Universe fame was hired to write, but apparently the studio is now looking for a new writer to work with Trank. Video game movies have pretty much always disappointed, but with Trank involved, and being a huge fan of the game, I'm more than excited. It will be like a medieval Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, but on a much bigger scale and likely without the same comedy. Visuals and setting will be much different, but I just hope it doesn't turn out like a generic monster mash of action like Clash of the Titans. Thoughts?