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Josh Trank nabs director’s chair for SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS

Joshua Brunsting

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May 23rd, 2012

Talk about a career change for director Josh Trank: From found footage superhero film to what is sure to be one of the grandest epic films we’ve seen in a while.

Deadline reports that the CHRONICLE director has signed on to the upcoming film SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS for Sony. Based on the beloved and genuinely brilliant Sony video game of the same name, the film synopsis reads a little something like this:

A young man 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. These are skyscraper-sized giants that rise from the ground, fly through the air and come from the water. 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.

The game has been around for a while, and is genuinely unlike anything ever seen on home game consoles. It’s a majestic adventure game that is equal parts scope and mood. The character design is breathtaking, and the visual style is ever rarely matched.

Trank is a really odd choice for the director’s chair, but at this point, I just hope to see something great come of this brilliant property.

What do you think?

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