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Title: Shadow of the Colossus The movie
Post by: Henry88 on April 08, 2009, 02:03:55 PM
Sony will adapt the popular PlayStation 2 title "Shadow of the Colossus" into a bigscreen actioner, with Justin Marks penning the screenplay and Kevin Misher in negotiations to produce.

"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.

Project, which proved a big seller for PlayStation and was produced internally by Sony Computer Entertainment, will build upon the vidgame'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. He recently landed "Suicide Squad," based on the DC Comics book, at Warner Bros., for which he's also written "Green Arrow: Escape From Supermax," also based on the DC character, and "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe."

He's also adapted "Hack/Slash" for Relativity, based on the Devil's Due comicbook, and the '80s TV toon "Voltron: Defender of the Universe," for Mark Gordon Prods.

Misher will produce through his Misher Films shingle.

His pic "Fighting" bows this month through Rogue, and "Public Enemies" goes out this summer through Universal. Misher has a number of projects in development at Paramount, including the romantic comedy "Swingles" and "One Free Murder," which Marks wrote based on an idea by Nicholas Pileggi.

Title: Re: Shadow of the Colossus The movie
Post by: Psycho Circus on April 08, 2009, 02:30:16 PM
Would have been my bag if they made this movie 20 years ago, but it will all be CGI, so it will sadly turn me off.
It's a fantastic game though. I keep meaning to get a copy, but it's really expensive over here.

Title: Re: Shadow of the Colossus The movie
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on April 09, 2009, 06:58:12 AM
I just don't see this working out as a good film.  It's really not something that was ever meant to have a film-friendly storyline.  I could possibly see it as a graphic novel, or an anime, but as a film?  No thanks. 

Title: Re: Shadow of the Colossus The movie
Post by: WingedSerpent on April 09, 2009, 02:22:38 PM
I think the problem with making this particular game into a movie is that the makers will most likely miss the point.  The Colossi are not evil creatures.  Many will simply ignore you and don't attack unless provoked.  Their part of the enviroment they live in.  The Wander is killing them in the game for his own puposes.  Yes its to bring his love back to life, but its a question of going to far.

It's also not exactly an action game.  Its more of a puzzle/platform (were the puzzles and platforms are 75 ft tall moving animals.)  Its not God of War or Devil May Cry.

The big budget adaptaion will probably paint the Colossi as Godzilla-type monsters that the world would be glad to get rid off.  As much as I'd like the giant monster genere to return, this might not be the best bases for it.