Sony pictures has announced that Chronicle director Josh Trank will be taking the director’s chair for Sony Picture’s adaptation of cult video game Shadow of the Colossus. Though no writer is currently attached, Sony is currently seeking one for the Kevin Mishner produced film.
Trank, an admitted fan of the game rose to fame last year by directing the sleeper hit Chronicle, which brought in more than $13 million dollars. As a result, he’s become one of the most sought after director’s in Hollywood, currently working on Marvel’s Fantastic Four reboot and the Spiderman spin-off Venom.
Originally released for the Playstation 2 in October of 2005, Shadow of the Colossus was produced by Fumito Ueda and is widely regarded as one of the most important games in recent memory. The story follows a young man desperate to bring his lover back from the dead, and to do so he must defeat sixteen massive monsters, known as the Colossi. The story takes some interesting turns and the hero begins to question his motives. Check out our review of the recently released HD version of the game for the PS3 here.