Sony Pictures has tapped Andrés Muschietti to direct the highly-anticipated adaptation of the video game “Shadow of the Colossus.”
Barbara Muschietti will come on board the project to produce alongside Kevin Misher, who produces through his Misher Films banner.
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 is penning the script. Michael De Luca and Andrea Giannetti will oversee the project for the studio.
“We knew we had our director once we heard Andy’s take on the material – it was genius,” De Luca said. “The themes, characters and supernatural elements of the story have incredible international appeal with fans of the game in the millions.”
“Shadow of the Colossus,” published by Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studio for PlayStation 2, was directed and designed by Japanese video game developer Fumito Ueda. It was named Best Game at the 6th Annual Game Developer’s Choice Awards. The game has sold over 2.7 million copies worldwide to date.
Muschietti, who is repped by WME, most recently directed the Universal pic “Mama” starring Jessica Chastain.