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Right now in Hollywood, a small army is working on video game movies, hoping to to crack the code and make the elusive good adaptation. Seth Lochhead is now among the ranks. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the writer of Hanna has just signed on to pen a script based on the Sony Playstation 2 game Shadow of the Colossus.
The project was announced in May with Josh Trank (Chronicle) set to direct. he’s overseeing the writing process, which began with a script by Justin Marks (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li). In the video game you play Wander, a dude riding around on Argo in search of 16 giants called colossi. He has to fight and defeat each colossus in order to save a girl named Mono.
Trank is one of the busiest young directors in the business: In addition to this film, he’s also working on Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot and has also been mentioned in connection with a Venom movie and an adaptation of The Red Star.