Shadow of the Colossus movie gets Hanna writer

Seth Lochhead tapped to work on big-screen adaptation of popular PlayStation 2 adventure game.


Sony Pictures has tapped Hanna co-writer Seth Lochhead to provide a screenplay for the upcoming film based on Shadow of the Colossus, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Josh Trank (Chronicle) will direct the Shadow of the Colossus film, with Kevin Misher (The Scorpion King, Public Enemies) on board to produce.

No actors for the film have been announced thus far, nor has a release window for the project.

Praised by reviewers on its release in 2005, the PlayStation 2-exclusive Shadow of the Colossus sold more than 900,000 copies in the US. The game follows a young warrior who has brought his fallen love to a faraway temple in the hopes of restoring her to health. According to a mysterious presence that dwells within the temple's walls, the only way to save this girl is to hunt down and destroy the 16 massive beasts that roam the surrounding lands.

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