‘Chronicle’ Director Josh Trank to Adapt ‘Shadow of the Colossus’
Deadline reports that the studio is currently interviewing writers to script the big budget monster feature, which tells the story of a man who summons a demon to revive his dead lover, but in order to get her back he must first slay 16 gargantuan colossi. The giants are massive, exploding into action from all elements — earth, air, and sea. In a twist, the man begins to wonder if he’s merely a pawn in a pact with the devil.
Trank’s first feature, ‘Chronicle,’ was a found footage hit that cost only $13 million to make, but netted the studio over $64 million at the box office. After the success of that film, Trank was attached to direct a ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot at Fox and a ‘Venom’ spin-off at Sony. It’s unclear how this film would effect either of those projects.
Trank has the skill to take a small budget and turn out some major effects, making him a wise choice for ‘Shadow of the Colossus,’ a time when studios are looking to tighten their belts and get the most out of their money. A keen visual mind like Trank could make some pretty interesting choices with this sort of material, and we’re looking forward to seeing what he comes up with.