"Chronicle" Director to Take on "Shadow of the Colossus"

Sony develops adaptation of game with director of Akira-like found footage psychic movie

You have the "are video games art?" debate. And, you have the "can video games make good movie?" debate. Sony has stepped into both discussions by developing a blockbuster based on the famously artful Shadow of the Colossus.


Kevin Misher (Mirror Mirror) is onboard to produce, with Josh Trank, who recently helmed the often compared to Akira found-footage psychic hit Chronicle, directing. The studio is interviewing writers, which is good news, because it means that they will not be using Justin Marks' (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li) 2009 script treatment.

 

Deadline, who broke the news, describes the project

 

The protagonist is a young man 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. Trank has been a fan of the game since it launched in 2005, and sought out the job.

 

via Screen Rant and lord0bacon

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime. 

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