Shadow of the Colossus Movie Director Named

We’ve heard for awhile now that a Shadow of the Colossus movie was in the works, but details have been scarce.  Today, we finally learned who will be directing the live-action film.

Deadline reported today that Josh Trank, director of Chronicle, will handle directing duties for the film.  In addition to Shadow of the Colossus, Trank is currently helping develop the Marvel movies Fantastic Four and Venom, and has been rumored to be attached to the film adaptation of Red Star.

Writers are currently being interviewed for the film, and Kevin Misher, who produced the Depp film Public Enemies, is pegged as the producer.  New details are scant, but I’m sure we’ll hear more in the coming months.

It’s hard to imagine a better game-to-movie possibility than Shadow of the Colossus.  It’s said that Trank is (of course) a huge fan of the game, and sought out the job personally.   I hope he knows what he’s getting into.  We gamers are notoriously fickle about our properties, and nobody wants to see another Super Mario Bros.

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