Chronicle Director To Tackle 'Shadow of the Colossus' Film
Sony Pictures adaptation of the popular PlayStation video game.
Ever since Josh Trank scored a huge hit with the teens-with-powers flick 'Chronicle' earlier this year, it seems that his name has been popping up everywhere in regards to most high profile studio projects. His name's already been attached to a possible Fantastic Four Reboot as well as a Venom spinoff and now it seems that Trank is extending that to the world of video games, with word coming from Deadline that the young director has signed on to direct an adaptation of classic video game 'Shadow of the Colossus'. Trank is said to be a big fan of the game since it was released in 2005 and apparently sought out the job. In development at Sony Pictures for some time now, the video game, released exclusively on Playstation 2 in 2005, was hailed as something of an artistic masterpiece in relation to its strong narrative, stunning visuals and compelling gameplay, creating an argument that maybe video games can be something akin to an art form than simple button bashing. The story follows a character called Wanda who, in order to restore the life of the woman he loves, must traverse a mythical forbidden landscape and slay sixteen colossi who hold the key to bringing his loved one back to life. Screenwriter Justin Marks was at one point attached to pen the screenplay, but it seems that Trank along with producer Kevin Misher, have decided to start from scratch and a call is currently out to writers to work with Trank on the project. 'Shadow of the Colossus' was and still remains one of my favorite all time video games. Beautiful, compelling, complete with thunderous Colossi, with nothing but a sword, a bow and arrow and a faithful horse as your tools and weapons of choice, the game remains stunning to this day. It would be interesting to see how they would pull this off on the big screen. The narrative would have to be changed slightly, but then again, I guess that I would just rather play the game again.