Director Josh Trank more than proved his mettle with Chronicle so it’s no surprise that he’s dancing with several different high profile properties. In addition to developing Fantastic Four for Fox he’s now tackling Shadow Of The Colossus for Sony (for whom he’s also developing Venom.
Per Deadline, “Josh Trank has signed with Sony Pictures to develop to direct Shadow Of The Colossus, a big scale live action adaptation of the bestselling Sony videogame. The film is being produced by Kevin Misher. The studio is interviewing writers to work with Trank, who after directing the $13 million sleeper hit Chronicle has become the go to guy for big popcorn pictures.”
In the game, “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.”
As mentioned above, no writer has been hired as of yet. And needless to say there’s no release date for this yet either.