Chronicle director Josh Trank has just landed one hell of an awesome directing gig! Sony Pictures has hired him to develop a big screen live-action adaptation of the epic Sony videogame Shadow of the Colossus. For those of you who have played the game, you know how huge the scale of this film could and should be. The story follows the character Wander who travels across a a crazy landscape fighting giant freakish monsters called Collosi.
I enjoyed Chronicle, but I have no idea if Trank has what it takes to create something so big. Chronicle was a pretty small film compared to this. Kevin Misher is producing the film, and the studio is currently looking for a writer to work with Trank. I hope Trank has what it takes to bring this movie to life, I'm sure he'll be fine. I'm excited that this film is moving forward though!
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.
This isn't the only project Trank is working on, he's also developing Fantastic Four for Fox and the Spider-Man spinoff film Venom for Sony Pictures.
Do you think Trank is a good choice as a director for this movie?