Mama Director Andrés Muschietti To Helm Shadow Of The Colossus Movie

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that a new director has been chosen for the Shadow Of The Colossus movie, which has been floating around since 2009, with Andrés Muschietti apparently getting the directorial nod by Sony. The Argentine director is well known for the horror film Mama, which released last year and is his first full length directoral project. His other directorial works include two shorts, Nostalgia en la mesa 8 and Mamá, the latter of which was the basis for his full length movie.

Andrés will be joined by his wife Barbara who will be taking a producer’s chair alongside her husband, with Kevin Misher also joining the project. He was a producer on the film Public Enemies which starred Johnny Depp and Christian Bale. The scriptwriter for the Shadow Of The Colossus movie is said to be Seth Lochhead, who also worked on Hanna. As this is quite early in the new production run no cast have been confirmed or rumoured yet.


I’m quite interested to see how Shadow Of The Colossus would translate to the big screen, considering the amount of beasts that were present. Maybe they’ll cut down to fewer colossi so the film doesn’t span on for hours.

Source: Hollywood Reporter



  1. Why do I have a feeling this’ll be nothing like the game?

    I actually hope nothing comes of this.

  2. Let me first say that Shadow of the Colossus is on my list of favorite games of all time. I think a movie is a big mistake and would in no way be able to capture what made the game so special. I’m not going to be one of those pretentious people who says that people who didn’t like the game just “didn’t get it”. I understand that its not for everyone but for me the game conveyed such a feeling of isolation, lonleyness, melancholy and sadness in stark contrast to the epic struggles against each of the colossi that I don’t know how a movie could do that and still be entertaining. It worked as a game because you partake in the journey but in a movie you’re passively watching. I’d love to be proven wrong but I fear I won’t be.

    Plus as an afterthought, it’s a video game movie and they are always terrible.

  3. I think this would be great if they go about it the right way, more of a Narnia style way, showing big worlds and such, and while basing it on Shadow of the Colossus, not to make any direct references to it.

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