September 4, 2014
MAMA Director Andrés Muschietti Will Helm Sony's SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS
Deadline has word that Argentine director Andrés Muschietti (Mama) has been hired by Sony to helm their video game film Shadow of The Colossus. The film has a script from Hanna writer Seth Lochhead and will be produced by Mama producer/co-writer Barbara Muschietti. The game synopsis is as follows.
The protagonist of the original action-adventure game 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.
Josh Trank was originally set to direct but left when he was called-up to direct Fox's Fantastic Four reboot and an untitled Star Wars film for Disney. Andrés was once attached to direct The Mummy remake for Universal, but eventually left that project.