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Chronicle’s Josh Trank to Helm Shadow of the Colossus Film

After directing the surprise-hit found-footage superhero film Chronicle, Josh Trank has been linked to a number of comic book adaptations, including a Venom film, a Fantastic Four reboot and even an adaptation of The Red Star. However, according to Deadline, he’s also in the running for a video game-based movie.

The game in question is Shadow of the Colossus, which debuted in 2005 for the Playstation 2. You play a character named Wander in a strange land looking for, and attempting to defeat, 16 giants called colossi. The game was produced by Sony, which is also behind the film. Pardon the pun, but that’s a mighty big property to tackle, especially if all those other films mentioned are moving along at the same pace.


  • Mel

    I don’t know. It’s a great game but what made it great was the gameplay not the story… what little there is. IMHO

  • Jason Robey Baur

    Given that the world of SotC is almost entirely devoid of any life, other than the protagonist, his horse, and the eponymous Colossi, the game notably consists of lengthy periods of eerily, desolate calm, punctuated by a few big combat sequences. There’s almost no dialogue, as there’s barely ever two people on screen at the same time. Imagine the beginning of Wall*E, except, you know, the *whole movie*. I have a hard time imagine any studio with the confidence to release a film like that, but anything else seems like missing the point entirely.