Josh Trank is quite a busy guy in Hollywood these days. After his feature film directorial debut ‘Chronicle’ became a sleeper hit, studios began pulling him in all directions to work on projects. His name has been uttered in conversations about a Fantastic Four reboot for Fox, a Venom spinoff for Sony, and the big screen adaptation of the comic book ‘Red Star’ for Warner Brothers. Now, Deadline is reporting that Trank has signed on to develop an adaptation of the bestselling Playstation video game ‘Shadow Of The Colossus’ for Sony Pictures.
Created by Fumito Ueda, the game follows a young man named Wander who ventures into a forbidden land on horseback to bring back his dead lover by summoning a demon who can wake the dead and defeating 16 colossi that dominate the mystical place. ‘Shadow of the Colossus’ is widely cited as an influential title in the video game industry because of it’s minimalist landscape designs, immersive gameplay, and emotional journey, besides the strong narrative arc and powerful visual effects.
Currently, the studio is interviewing writers to work with Trank, a fan of the game since it’s launch in 2005, and producer Kevin Misher, who is also prepping MGM’s ‘Carrie’ remake.