Like many a video game adaption in development, the Shadow of the Colossus film is gaining some steam. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Seth Lochhead has been named the screenwriter for the project. Lochhead is best known as the co-screenwriter of Hanna, based on an original story developed in his early 20s. The Canadan-born Lochhead is also currently working on Governess with Producer Micheal Bay. Lochhead joins director Josh Trank, best known for heading up last year’s Chronicle.
Hanna was one of the best-written of 2011, so Lochhead’s involvement is certainly a promising addition to the property. Matching it with Trank’s smooth and inventive filmmaking (and fantastic special effects) could make this a legitimately strong film — and something worth looking forward to. Hopefully nothing gets derailed before the project goes into production.