Shadow of the Colossus movie will be directed by Chronicle’s Josh Tank

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Josh Tank, best known to cinema fans for directing the recent, found-footage superhero movie Chronicle, will take the helm for Sony Picture’s live-action adaptation of Shadow of the Colossus, the popular PlayStation 2 title that allowed players to single-handily take down gigantic, ancient creatures.

Shadow of the Colossus was one of the most praised games for the PS2. The action-adventure title, developed by Team Ico and directed by Fumito Ueda, told the story of a man who had to kill 16 colossi in order to bring his love back to life.

Kevin Misher, who most recently brought us the comedic take on Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Mirror Mirror, will produce the film. Sony Pictures is currently looking for writers for the project, according to Deadline.

Tank is also working on a new version of The Fantastic Four and a Spider-Man spin-off film starring Peter Parker’s popular, slimy nemesis, Venom, for Sony Pictures.