Chronicle and The Fantastic Four director Josh Trank was originally set to helm Shadow of the Colossus for Sony Pictures. However, his commitment to one of the upcoming Star Wars spin-off movies has resulted in the studio turning to Mama’s Andrés Muschietti to direct the video game adaptation.

Seth Lochhead (Hanna) is penning the screenplay. Shadow of the Colossus is set in an epic-scale world filled with mythic giants and disembodied spirits, and the story will follow a young man attempting to save his lost love by accomplishing a seemingly impossible task…the destruction of the colossi who roam the forbidden land. The game was a thing of beauty and the movie could be truly epic.

“We knew we had our director once we heard Andy’s take on the material – it was genius,” Sony’s Michael De Luca said in a statement released today. “The themes, characters and supernatural elements of the story have incredible international appeal with fans of the game in the millions.”

Shadow of the Colossus was released in 2005 for PS2 and has sold more than 2.7 million copies worldwide.

There’s obviously no word on a release date or cast as of yet, but it should be very interesting to see this one come together. Muschietti is apparently a huge fan of the game, and is overseeing the development of the screenplay. A movie version has actually been in the works since 2009.