Remember the name Josh Trank? Well it would be familiar to those who read my review of the film “Chronicle”, the found-footage story about a group of teenagers who stumble upon a mysterious crater, and uncover powers beyond their control, and chronicles the very descent into one of the character’s madness, to the point where he becomes uncontrollable.
Well Trank has just recently taken on the challenge of bringing the ever-popular, best-selling 2005 Sony PlayStation title, Shadow of the Colossus, to the big screen.
Trank has recently signed with Sony pictures to direct the adaptation, with Kevin Misher producing.
Shadow of the Colossus follows a young man desperate to bring his deceased lover back, as he heads into a forbidden land teeming with wildlife, as well as 16 colossal giants that he must slay in order to bring his lover back. The colossi travel on land, water and in the air. 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.
According to deadline.com, Trank has been a fan of the game since it launched in 2005, and sought out the job.
Shadow of the Colossus isn’t the only big project Trank has been tied to in the last few months. He also has the responsibility of bringing a rebooted Fantastic Four to the big screen, as well as the big-screen spinoff for Venom, and aligned to the Warner Bros comic book adaptation Red Star.
With files from Deadline