Josh Trank is Developing a Shadow of The Colossus Movie

Shadow of The Colossus Game CoverJosh Trank is a busy man. Post-”Chronicle”, his breakthrough hit for 20th Century Fox, the director has a slew of projects on his plate, most of which he’ll probably never get to as there’s only so many things a man can do, especially a Hollywood director. But that’s not going to stop Trank from adding another item to his already crowded schedule — a movie adaptation of the game “Shadow of the Colossus”.

“Shadow of the Colossus” was a Playstation-only game from 2005, back when there was only the Playstation 2 to choose from. The plot follows “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.”

I’ve never played the game before, so I couldn’t tell you how it would translate into a movie, but apparently it has a “strong narrative arc” and creatures. Lots of giant creatures. Which makes it sound more like the “Clash of the Titans” franchise, to be perfectly honest with you, and if the recent box office for “Wrath of the Titans” is any indication, worldwide audiences may be getting a little tired of those.

Apparently Trank is a fan of the game, and was the one to seek out the gig. I’m guessing this one will go into development and stay there for some time, since Trank has a number of other higher profiled gigs for studios that he’s already committed to, including (but not limited to) the “Venom” movie for Sony, his first big project post-”Chronicle”.

Via : Deadline



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  • LionHeart

    My first thought: “Why do I suddenly have an erection?”

    My second thought: This won’t work. The game is built around minimalism. There’s barely any dialog, and it’s all in a created language. The story works on simplicity, this will not translate to the screen.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    I dunno. The animated short that was “9″ was silent and the film version was pretty good. I think that if they found a way to tell the story with the characters the dialogue would write itself almost. This could be a seriously epic Fantasy film.