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Andrés Muschietti to Direct Sony’s ‘Shadow of the Colossus’

The “Mama” director is venturing into franchise territory for the first time with a video game adaptation

“Mama” director Andrés Muschietti will helm video game adaptation “Shadow of the Colossus,” Sony Pictures Entertainment announced on Thursday.

Based on the Playstation video game of the same name, “Shadow” is set in an epic-scale world filled with mythic giants and disembodied spirits, and follows 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.

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

Seth Lochhead will write the screenplay under Muschietti’s supervision. Barbara Muschietti will come on board the project to produce alongside Kevin Misher, who produces through his Misher Films banner, while Michael De Luca and Andrea Giannetti will oversee the project for the studio.