'Mama' Director Andrés Muschietti Boarding 'Shadow of the Colossus'
Once slated to be at the helm of Universal's reboot of The Mummy, the studio's Mama director Andrés Muschietti will enter the realm of fantasy at Sony Pictures instead. Deadline has word that Muschietti will be at the helm of the video game adaptation Shadow of the Colossus, a project that has been in the works since 2009. Back in 2012, Chronicle director Josh Trank was brought on board the project, but it looks like he's fallen away. Muschietti will also oversee a new script from Seth Lochhead, who wrote the action thriller Hanna (a revisionist fairytale of sorts), and we're glad the director ended up with this film.
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 16 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? It's no surprise Trank is too busy to take on this film now that he's busy with Fantastic Four and also has a Star Wars spin-off lined up. But his loss is Muschietti's (and hopefully our) gain. Sound good?