Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that Andres Muschietti has signed on to direct the highly-anticipated adaptation of best-selling PlayStationÂ® software title, “Shadow of the Colossus.” Seth Lochhead to write the screenplay (under Muschietti’s supervision). Barbara Muschietti will come on board the project to produce alongside Kevin Misher, who produces through his Misher Films banner.
The Muschiettis’ most recent film was the breakout 2013 horror-fantasy Mama, which the Argentine director helmed and Barbara Muschietti produced, based on their 2008 short. As they join Misher and Lochhead on the project, the filmmaking team will again depict the supernatural in Shadow, set in an epic-scale world filled with mythic giants and disembodied spirits. A fan of the game, Muschietti has a strong vision for the film and its characters, and seeks to translate the immersive game experience into a film that stays true to the human story of a young man attempting to save his lost love by accomplishing a seemingly impossible task … the destruction of the colossi who roam the forbidden land.
Shadow of the Colossus, published by Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studio for PlayStationÂ® 2, was directed and designed by revered Japanese video game developer Fumito Ueda. His unique minimalist design and artistic sensibilities have led his games, including Shadow’s predecessor, Ico, to achieve cult status worldwide. Shadow of the Colossus was named Best Game at the 6th Annual Game Developer’s Choice Awards and earned IGN awards for Best Adventure Game and Best Artistic Design. To date, the game has sold over 2.7 million copies worldwide.
“We knew we had our director once we heard Andy’s take on the material â€“ it was genius,” said Michael De Luca, President of Production. “The themes, characters and supernatural elements of the story have incredible international appeal with fans of the game in the millions.”
Michael De Luca and Andrea Giannetti will oversee the project for the studio.
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there needs to be a sequel or remake or something of this…
leave it alone! it’s a damn good reason to go back to the ps2. just wait for the last guardian instead. nyehehe
oh, forgot that there was a collection of team ico games for the ps3. :/
Actually played on it emulator and my game would crash on I think it was the one after the little lion Colossus although it never did that with my PS2. Using the original disc I used on a US PS2. 🙁
well, it’s supposed to not do that on its intended platform, after all. and, i see what you did there. also, this is jan, and this is a throwaway account. :))
Lol that site yours? I thought you was some western dude with that linked site and all. But yeah, the PS2 disc works on the PS2 (both fat and slim) but on the PC it just chokes. I want to relive the moments! haha