Sony Recruits MAMA Director for SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS

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Look what’s back in the news again, Shadow of the Colossus.  Sony’s been working on this video game adaptation since 2009 and, at one point, the studio even recruited Josh Trank to make it his Chronicle follow-up.  Clearly that never panned out, but now the studio’s found someone else to helm the project, Mama director Andres Muschietti.

Muschietti hasn’t delivered a new film since Mama’s 2013 release, so Shadow of the Colossus would only be his second feature, but had Sony moved forward with Trank, he would have been in the same position as well, so perhaps harvesting new talent through a big budget film is a prime goal here.  Hit the jump for more on the Shadow of the Colossus movie.

Catherine Hardwicke Set to Direct THE AGE OF MIRACLES Adaptation from Karen Thompson Walker’s Best-Selling Novel

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River Road Entertainment’s adaptation of Karen Thompson Walker’s best-selling debut novel The Age of Miracles has reached a deal with Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke to helm the project. The film revolves around a girl’s coming of age during a time when the world is about to come to an end. Seth Lochhead (Hanna) has written the screenplay for the film being produced by River Road Entertainment’s founder Bill Pohland. Harwicke is fresh off production from her latest project, Plush, a thriller starring Emily Browning and Cam Gigandet. Hit the jump to read the synopsis and full press release for The Age of Miracles.

Kealan O’Rourke to Write and Direct THE HOUDINI BOX Adaptation; HANNA Scribe to Pen SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS

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We’ve got news concerning two upcoming adaptations to share this evening.  First up, Variety reports that Chernin Entertainment has set Kealan O’Rourke to write and direct an adaptation of the young adult novel The Houdini Box.  Written by Hugo Cabret author Brian Selznick, the story centers on a young boy who idolizes the titular magician, meets him by chance, and then receives an invitation to go to Houdini’s house where he learns that the magician has recently died and left the young boy a mysterious box.  O’Rourke’s experience is primarily with short films, but he’s currently developing his short The Boy in the Bubble as an animated feature and is set to write and direct an animated adaptation of the graphic novel Bolivar.

No word on how soon Houdini Box will come to fruition, but it’s one of a few Houdini-centered projects in development at the moment.  Hit the jump for news concerning a new screenwriter for Chronicle director Josh Trank’s video game adaptation Shadow of the Colossus, and a full synopsis for The Houdini Box.

First Trailer for Joe Wright’s HANNA

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The first trailer for Joe Wright’s (Pride & Prejudice, The Soloist, Atonement) Hanna has been released. The thriller features Saoirse Ronan as a teenage assassin who has been trained by her father (Eric Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland.  Cate Blanchett, Tom Hollander, Olivia Williams and Jason Flemyng also star.

While I thought The Soloist was a big misfire, I absolutely love Pride & Prejudice and Atonement. I’m really hoping this is a return to form for Wright.  What’s really promising about the trailer is that it looks like nothing Wright has done before and I really can’t wait to see it.   The only negative about the trailer is that it reveals a lot of the story – including what might be a big twist.  Saying that, there is a lot of action and it definitely made me want to see it.  Judge the trailer for yourself after the jump.  Hanna hits theaters April 8 and the music is being done by The Chemical Brothers.

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