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Assassin’s Creed and Warcraft are no longer the only two contenders in the category of eminent video game movies that might not suck. A third possibility with some unbelievable muscle has just joined the fray. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Guillermo del Toro protege Andres Muschietti (Mama) has signed on to turn the Playstation 2 game Shadow of the Colossus into a jumbo tentpole for Sony, which includes him overseeing the script being written by Seth Lochhead. For those unfamiliar with the game, it centers around Wander, an adventurer desperate to revive the body of a slain maiden, for some reason (the details are kept intentionally vague). To do so, he must horseback his way across a vast fantasy world, tracking a teeny glint of light reflected from his sword. When he arrives at wherever the light was pointing to, a Godzilla-sized kaiju conveniently unburies itself from the earth. Bringing down the kaiju (or “Colossi,” as »
- Adam Bellotto
YouTube announced a contest this week in collaboration with director Guillermo Del Toro in which entrants with YouTube channels can submit a short horror story to be judged by Del Toro, with the winner getting the opportunity to sign a deal with Del Toro’s Legendary Pictures.
The contest is called “You Tube Space House of Horrors: A Legendary Halloween“, and starting September 22, YouTube will open up YouTube Space locations in Los Angeles, London, New York and Tokyo to applicants to produce their horror film on one of YouTube Space’s custom sets. Variety has details on some of the sets YouTubers can utilize for the contest, all of which are inspired by Del Toro’s films.
And for lucky applicants who demonstrate a well-managed production schedule, a strong concept for their film and promising talent, Del Toro will be on hand to provide support and feedback during the filming and editing process. »
- Brian Welk
Talk of a film based on the beloved PlayStation 2 game Shadow of the Colossus has existed since 2009, when the adaptation was first announced. Since then, the project has effectively stalled—but with Sony’s recent announcement of a new director, the film might finally become a reality.
Sony Pictures announced on Sept. 4 that Mama director Andrés Muschetti will direct the adaptation, which is being penned by Hanna scribe Seth Lochhead. Lochhead has been attached to the project since January 2013, when Josh Trank was set to the direct the film. Since then, Trank’s schedule quickly filled up with major franchise »
- Jonathon Dornbush
Love is powerful, but is it mighty enough to take down towering creatures that would be at home in a Godzilla movie? With the help of an ancient sword, love might be strong enough for such a task faced by the young man Wander in the 2005 fantasy video game, Shadow of the Colossus. In the works for years, Sony’s adaptation of the popular game is taking shape with the signing of a director.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has signed Andrés Muschietti to direct their adaptation of the Playstation 2 video game, Shadow of the Colossus. In the game, a young man named Wander seeks to resurrect the love of his life, a young woman named Mono. In order to have a shot at bringing Mono back from the dead, Wander needs to slay 16 colossi: massive monsters that make Wander look the size of an ant in comparison. Armed with an ancient and powerful sword, »
- Derek Anderson
In case you were wondering, yes, the Shadow of the Colossus movie is still in the works and now it's gotten a change up in the directors. When the film was initially announced, Josh Trank (the Fantastic Four reboot) was set to direct the video game adaptation, but it looks like his new duties on an upcoming Star Wars spin-off is going to keep him away from the project. Never fear, however, as a new director has been chosen. Come inside to find out more!
THR broke the news last night that Sony Pictures have brought in the horror film director Andres Muschietti (Mama) to replace Josh Trank on the upcoming adaptation of the classic PS2 game, Shadow of the Colossus.
Muschietti’s sister and producing partner, Barbara Muschietti, is boarding the project and will produce alongside Kevin Misher, who produces through his Misher Films banner. Seth Lochhead, who co-penned »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
It's been five years since Sony Pictures announced that it's turning the "Shadow of the Colossus" video game into a movie. At one point Josh Trank (Chronicle, Fantastic Four) was on board to direct, but now comes word that that's no longer the case. Sony just announced that it replaced Trank with Andres Muschietti (Mama), who'll be directing from a script by Seth Lochhead (Hanna). "We knew we had our director once we heard Andy's take on the material . it was genius," said Sony. "The themes, characters and supernatural elements of the story have incredible international appeal with fans of the game in the millions." The game centers on the character Wander, who along with his horse Agro travels across a Western-style landscape to defeat enemies known as Collosi, with Wander's larger aim to save the girl Mono. It was released back in 2005 and quickly became a huge hit, selling more than 2.7 million copies worldwide. »
The videogame Shadow Of The Colossus looks like it's coming to the big screen after all...
Now this could be good. There had been talk before about bringing the excellent videogame Shadow Of The Colossus to the big screen (with Chronicle, Fantastic Four reboot and now Star Wars director Josh Trank attached at one stage). And now it looks as though Sony Pictures has resurrected the project, given that it's appointed a director to it.
Said director is Andres Muschietti, who broke through with the horror film Mama. For some time, he was attached to direct Universal's reboot of The Mummy, before parting company with that particular project. Alex Kurtzman is the new Mummy helmer.
Update 9/4/14: Last we heard about Sony's Shadow of the Colossus movie it was being developed for Josh Trank to direct. Once Trank landed Fantastic Four and a Star Wars spin-off, however, it became pretty obvious he was not going to be making that movie anytime soon. Sony hasn't given up on the video game adaptation, though, and the studio has now hired Mama director Andy Muschietti to captain a new version that will be written by Seth Lochhead (Hanna). We still don't have a timeline for the movie, but see below for more info about the fantastic, award-winning game it's based on. Previously 5/23/2012: Chronicle helmer Josh Trank has been a busy fellow since that modestly budgeted film became a box office success – and he’s...
- Mike Bracken
Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that Andres Muschietti has signed on to direct the highly-anticipated adaptation of best-selling PlayStation 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 »
- Michelle McCue
Sony Pictures have turned to Andrés Muschietti (Mama) to direct the highly anticipated big screen adaptation of Shadow of the Colossus. No reason has been given for Trank's departure from the project, but you have to imagine that it has something to do with him helming one of Disney and Lucasfilm's Star Wars spin-off movies (and possibly even a sequel to The Fantastic Four). For those of you unfamiliar with the video game which has sold over 2.7 million copies since being released in 2009, it is described as being, "Set in an epic-scale world filled with mythic giants and disembodied spirits, the story will follow 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." Seth Lochhead has been tapped to pen the script which Muschietti will oversee the development of. "We knew we had our »
Chronicle and The Fantastic Four director Josh Trank was originally set to helm Shadow of the Colossus for Sony Pictures. However, his commitment to one of the upcoming Star Wars spin-off movies has resulted in the studio turning to Mama’s Andrés Muschietti to direct the video game adaptation.
Seth Lochhead (Hanna) is penning the screenplay. Shadow of the Colossus is set in an epic-scale world filled with mythic giants and disembodied spirits, and the story will follow 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. The game was a thing of beauty and the movie could be truly epic.
“We knew we had our director once we heard Andy’s take on the material – it was genius,” Sony’s Michael De Luca said in a statement released today. “The themes, characters and »
- Josh Wilding
Andres Muschietti, director of 2013's horror-fantasy pic Mama, has signed on to direct the adaptation of best-selling PlayStation action-adventure game Shadow of the Colossus. His sister, Barbara Muschietti will produce, along with Kevin Misher.
The script with be written by Seth Lochhead (Hannah), under Muschietti's supervision.
Muschietti is the Argentine director who wowed Guillermo Del Toro with his 2008 short Mama, which was the developed into a feature-length film.
Muschietti is a fan of Shadow of the Colossus and plans to stay true to the human story of the game. The game follows 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. The film will be set in an "epic-scale world gilled with mythic giants and disembodies spirits."
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- Laura Frances
For a while, it appeared that Chronicle’s Josh Trank would be the man to tackle the film adaptation of Sony PlayStation title Shadow Of The Colossus. But with Trank busy on Fantastic Four and one of the Star Wars spin-off films, a new director is called for, and Mama’s Andy Muschietti is stepping into the breach.The strange and beautiful game focuses on a character called Wander, who must, er, wander through a cursed waste called the Forbidden Land and slay 16 enormous "colossi" (this basically involved searching a creature hundreds of times your size for the tiny "glowy bit" where they are vulnerable) in order to save the life of a girl, Mono. The title was much praised for its gorgeous art and high-quality score, and is sufficiently bare bones of plot that there is lots of room for scriptwriters to find a story. While Justin Marks was »
Shadow Of The Colossus is set in a world filled with mythic giants where a young man pining for his lost love must overcome gigantic beasts.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that Andres Muschietti has signed on to direct the highly-anticipated adaptation of best-selling PlayStation software title, Shadow of the Colossus. Seth Lochhead will 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 »
Hands up if you loved Mama! That sneaky little horror from Universal crept up from out of nowhere, landing a wodge of good reviews and a $146 million worldwide box office. Not bad for a small-time Argentinian director with few credits on his resume, right?
Well, as it turns out, Andres Muschietti may be a name you’ll be more familiar with in the future, as Sony Pictures has hired the director to tackle his first video game adaptation, Shadow Of The Colossus.
The Playstation mega-hit was a bestselling game for Sony, which sold 2.7 million copies. Commended by fans and critics alike for its realistic world building, the game adaptation is much-anticipated. Set in a fantasy world, the story follows a young man who believes his true love to be dead. Armed with the knowledge of a demon who can rouse the dead, he sets off into an epic world filled with a host of beasties. »
- Gem Seddon
Look what’s back in the news again, Shadow of the Colossus. Sony’s been working on this video game adaptation since 2009 and, at one point, the studio even recruited Josh Trank to make it his Chronicle follow-up. Clearly that never panned out, but now the studio’s found someone else to helm the project, Mama director Andres Muschietti. Muschietti hasn’t delivered a new film since Mama’s 2013 release, so Shadow of the Colossus would only be his second feature, but had Sony moved forward with Trank, he would have been in the same position as well, so perhaps harvesting new talent through a big budget film is a prime goal here. Hit the jump for more on the Shadow of the Colossus movie. The Jungle Book’s Justin Marks was busy working on the script early on, but now Sony Pictures confirmed that Hanna co-scribe, Seth Lochhead, will »
- Perri Nemiroff
Once slated to be at the helm of Universal's reboot of The Mummy, the studio's Mama director Andrés Muschietti will enter the realm of fantasy at Sony Pictures instead. Deadline has word that Muschietti will be at the helm of the video game adaptation Shadow of the Colossus, a project that has been in the works since 2009. Back in 2012, Chronicle director Josh Trank was brought on board the project, but it looks like he's fallen away. Muschietti will also oversee a new script from Seth Lochhead, who wrote the action thriller Hanna (a revisionist fairytale of sorts), and we're glad the director ended up with this film. The story takes place an ancient land where creatures the size of mountains roam the majestic landscape. Bound to the land, these creatures hold a key to a mystical power of revival--a power you must obtain to waken a loved one. And so »
- Ethan Anderton
Argentine filmmaker Andres Muschietti ("Mama") is set to direct the film adaptation of the acclaimed Playstation video game bestseller "Shadow of the Colossus" for Sony Pictures.
The original game follows 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 her back is to kill the 16 colossi that dominate this mystical place. The game received much acclaim for its story and design, and sold over 2.7 million copies worldwide.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Andrés Muschietti, the Argentine filmmaker behind Universal’s 2013 supernatural hit Mama, is taking the reins on Shadow of the Colossus for Sony Pictures. He’ll direct the adaptation of the acclaimed Playstation video game bestseller and oversee a script by Hanna writer Seth Lochhead. Joining Misher Films’ Kevin Misher as producer will be Muschietti’s sister, Mama producer and co-writer Barbara Muschietti.
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.
The Muschiettis earned a $146 million worldwide return on the $15 million budgeted Mama, which also played with supernatural specters and earned praise for its rich visual sense. The epic fantasy world of Shadow of the Colossus became a »
- Jen Yamato
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