Sony Pictures hires director for 'Shadow of the Colossus' film

It looks the feature might finally progress from the 'development hell' stage.

Published Thu, Sep 4 2014 11:19 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:14 PM CST

Sony Pictures have been trying to get a feature film adaptation of the epic PlayStation 2 era game 'Shadow of the Colossus' off the ground for some years now (as well as 'Uncharted' for that matter) but it seems they're now getting a little more serious.

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Sony have hired Andrés Muschietti, who helmed last years horror-fantasy 'Mama' to direct the picture, from a script by Seth Lochhead, writer of 2011's 'Hanna', but haven't yet set a release date.

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The video game, created and designed by Fumito Ueda wasn't a massive hit upon initial release, but was widely praised for its epic scale, gorgeous design and engaging gameplay which pushed the limits of the console which was then approaching end of life. The game was re-released as a remastered PlayStation 3, along with Ueda's earlier title 'Ico' in 2011.

Ben joined the TweakTown team in 2008 and has since reviewed 100s of movies. Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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