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.

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.

THE COLLISION – Episode 23: Video Games and WRECK-IT RALPH

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This week on The Collision, we’ll be talking about video games, why they tend to suck when they’re made into movies, if movies based on video games can be better, and if their increasingly cinematic nature prevents them from moving between mediums.  We also get into a surprisingly contentious argument about Wreck-It Ralph.  Finally, in honor of this week’s topic, we recommend some video games instead of movies.

Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode (“Expectations and Cloud Atlas), click here to add the podcast to your RSS, and click here to find us on iTunes. To keep up to date with The Collision, you can follow us on Twitter at @MattGoldberg, @AdamChitwood, and @DrClawMD (Dave Trumbore). Hit the jump to check out the trailers for this week’s recommendations.

Guillermo del Toro Talks DR. STRANGE, Why Video Game Adaptations are So Difficult, and His Failed HALO Movie With D.B. Weiss

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As most of you know, I recently did an epic hour-long video interview with director Guillermo del Toro, and over the past two weeks I’ve been breaking it down into smaller segments. For today’s installment, del Toro talks about his rumored Dr. Strange movie with Neil Gaiman, how the 24/7 news cycle of the internet has changed the way projects get reported,  the length of time it really takes to get a movie made, how many projects he’s been developing have never leaked, his thoughts on what it will take to make a kick-ass video game adaptation and the inherent difficulty in transitioning to movie screens, and more.  In addition, for all you Halo fans, del Toro talks about the Halo movie he developed with D.B. Weiss, who is now very famous for HBO’s Game of Thrones.  Hit the jump for more.

CHRONICLE Director Josh Trank to Helm Video Game Adaptation SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS

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Director Josh Trank turned quite a few heads when his found-footage superhero pic Chronicle was a critical and box office hit earlier this year.  Understandably, he was quickly flooded with offers to some big name properties.  He’s currently developing a reboot of Fantastic Four at Fox, an adaptation of Red Star at Warner Bros., and the Spider-Man spinoff Venom for Sony, but he’s now become attached to yet another high profile property.  Deadline reports that Trank has signed with Sony to direct a feature film adaptation of the video game Shadow of the Colossus.  Hit the jump for more.

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