Shadow of the Colossus movie planned
- Posted April 8th, 2009 at 10:00 EDT by
- 21 Comments
According to Variety, a film based on the hit PlayStation 2 game, Shadow of the Colossus, is to be produced by Kevin Misher (Public Enemies, Case 39) at Sony Pictures.
The flick is to be written by Justin Marks, whose previous works include Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li and the in-development 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Further information has yet to be revealed.
Released in 2005, Shadow of the Colossus has players traversing a mysterious land in an effort to take down 16 gigantic beasts known as colossi in order to resurrect your deceased girlfriend. The game was praised by critics and is widely regarded as one of the most emotional videogame experiences ever conceived.
Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available. Be sure to let us know your initial thoughts in the comments section below.
- 5:13am EDT - April 8th, 2009
This could be good... IF, and only IF, they can manage to make the Collosi sympathetic creatures. This game is very subjective. If they can make the viewer feel like the Colossi are innocent creatures then yes. But presently, I just cannot imagine how this movie would work. The more I think about what it would take, the less enjoyable the movie starts to seem.
- 5:30am EDT - April 8th, 2009
Yeah this could look great if they did it right. keep the atmosphere, show the feelings of the Colossi. Also keep the weighty & scale feel of the Colossi too.
Example. in MGS 2 when metal gear RAY was moving around inside the tanker you really got the feeling that its one heavy mama. But at the end of MGS2 & also in MGS 4 when you control RAY your jumping about like a ballerina on speed. spoiled it for me.
Who would they get to play the characters? the actor guy that played Scarecrow in Batman begins, & Luba Schumeynko (Google image her) as the girl. :-)
I hope they make this & keep true to the vision of the game creators.
- 5:34am EDT - April 8th, 2009
Well number 1, the thing with SotC is that the story is left to interpretation, for example, the article ubove says that Wander was on his way to revive his dead girlfriend, when in fact that information was never provided for us, there are many many threads out there that say that the god that "helps" Wander was not an evil god. Personaly, I belive this sort of "Movie based on a game" (We should make up a term up for that) should almost always be made on CG, imho. Oh and number 2, I think you mean REX.
- 5:38am EDT - April 8th, 2009
urgh............ more one movie of games not godd...:(
- 6:05am EDT - April 8th, 2009
- 6:42am EDT - April 8th, 2009
@ 3. yeah RAY was in the tanker & u controlled REX in MGS 4. Apologies. Although RAY & REX were still jumping about as light as feathers. Thats what i`m trying to get across.
- 9:52am EDT - April 8th, 2009
Omg, I think they will massacre this movie. Like Keyser said, "The more i think about what it would take, the less enjoyable the movie starts to seem." They have pulled off movies from books however, the only movies i have ever enjoyed from games was the resident evil series. The movies did not even follow the storyline of the games. It worked for RE but i do not think it will suffice with this game.
- 10:52am EDT - April 8th, 2009
How about the sequel to the first one? They really need an AWESOME director to make this an actually good movie.
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- 12:20pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
omg another adaptation. i would love for some games to be made into a movie but the more that come out the more i hate the idea of movies for games. lets just see how this goes
- 12:52pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
What a bad idea this is. I will not watch this if it is made. Why cant people just leave a good thing alone.
- 1:13pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
As if The Legend of Chun-Li was a good movie; it totally deviated from what street fighter is. I smell epic failure.
- 4:30pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
And yet another masterpiece will be shattered into pieces with an absurd Hollywood script.
- 4:39pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
as long as they make the colossi exactly as in the game, and not into ugly, bloodthirsty, demons. The scale of the game was awesome. No need to make the movie a trendy, pop-culture, scene kid, glam-trashy, 4 Fast 4 Furious, vampire-goth debacle. @13 yeah, Idk,maybe some renowned Japanese writer/producers should have made it.
- 5:14pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
lets hope its worth to watch cause street fighter the movie sucked but thats just my opinion
- 5:35pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
i hope it wont be how the street fighter movie was..... that movie was boo-boo =/................. in my opinion, SOTC was the best game i ever played.... i hope they dont screw this up
- 8:07pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
its going to suk esp wtih the ppl who are writing it.
- 9:04pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
id love to see this film directed by Guillermo del Toro, can you imagine how epic it would be?!
- 10:21pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
could be a great idea. lets hope they can deliver the great visuals like the game.
Instead of just a movie though, a sequel would be nice....
- 5:17am EDT - April 12th, 2009
why are they giving this masterpiece to the guy who did the chun li movie? :(
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