Videogame adaptation locks in new director…

Argentine writer-director Andrés Muschietti (‘Mama’) is set to step behind the camera for Sony’s long-gesting film adaptation of the hit videogame ‘Shadow of the Colossus.’

Released in 2006, the acclaimed game is set in an epic-scale world filled with mythic giants and disembodied spirits and revolves around a young man attempting to save his lost love by accomplishing a seemingly impossible task … the destruction of the colossi who roam the forbidden land.

“We knew we had our director once we heard Andy’s take on the material — it was genius,” said Sony’s Michael De Luca. “The themes, characters, and supernatural elements of the story have incredible international appeal with fans of the game in the millions.”

Seth Lochhead (‘Hanna’) is on board to provide the screenplay with De Luca and Andrea Giannetti overseeing development.