Sony to adapt Shadow of the Colossus game to film

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Sony will adapt the popular PlayStation 2 video game Shadow of the Colossus into a big-screen action movie, with Justin Marks penning the screenplay and Kevin Misher in negotiations to produce, Variety reported.

Colossus, which bowed exclusively on the PlayStation 2 in 2005, revolves around a man named Wander who must travel across a cursed wasteland and defeat 16 creatures, known as the colossi, in order to restore the life of a girl.

The movie will build on the video game's fantasy setting of a solitary world with few characters other than the 16 enemies.

Colossus is the latest high-profile project for Marks, who is writing the redo of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo at Disney, with McG attached to direct.