September 04, 2014 11:00am PT by Borys Kit
'Mama' Director Tapped for Sony's 'Shadow of the Colossus' Video Game Adaptation
Andres (Andy) Muschietti, the Spanish director behind the horror hit Mama, is jumping into the tentpole world with Shadow of the Colossus, Sony’s big-budget adaptation of the PlayStation video game.
Muschietti’s sister and producing partner, Barbara Muschietti, is boarding the project and will produce alongside Kevin Misher, who produces through his Misher Films banner.
The director boarding kickstarts the video game adaptation, which has been brewing at Sony since 2009. It originally had Justin Marks (The Jungle Book) working on the script and in 2012 was being developed as a vehicle for Chronicle director Josh Trank.
Seth Lochhead, who co-penned Joe Wright’s Saoirse Ronan action thriller Hanna, is writing the screenplay, with Muschietti supervising.
The game’s story centers on a young man named Wander, who, riding his trusty steed Argo, travels a world defeating 16 colossal beings in order to resurrect his lost love, a girl named Mono.
Colossus was named best game at the sixth annual Game Developer’s Choice Awards and earned IGN awards for best adventure game and best artistic design. The game has sold more than 2.7 million copies worldwide.
Michael De Luca and Andrea Giannetti will oversee the project for the studio.
Muschietti is repped by WME and Ziffren Brittenham.
Sep. 4, 12:29 p.m. An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that Barbara Muschietti is Andy's wife and that Andy is repped by Hirsch Wallerstein. THR regrets the error.