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Shadow of the Colossus movie planned

Shadow of the Colossus movie planned

The Shadow of the Colossus film will be produced by Kevin Misher and written by Justin Marks.

Reports are starting to surface that Shadow of the Colossus, the epic PlayStation 2 game which became a cult hit thanks to an unusual design and beautiful score, will be getting the movie treatment courtesy of Sony Pictures.

And if you liked Shadow of the Colossus then we recommend that you stop reading there - the rest is all bad news.

According to the Hollywood Reporter's Risky Biz Blog, Sony has already started attaching some names to the film, none of which are likely to inspire confidence in fans of the title.

The screenplay for the adaptation will apparently be penned by Justin Marks, who's most recent writing credit is the universally panned Street Fighter: Legend of Chun-Li action film starring Kirsten Kreuk. The film will be produced by Kevin Misher, who previously worked on The Scorpion King. Ugh.

Shadow of the Colossus tells the story of a hero called Wander and his horse Agro who embark on a quest to slay several massive enemies called Collosi in an effort to save a girl called Mono. The game itself was remarkably sparse in terms of dialogue and for the majority of the game the only characters you see are the hero and his horse - so a film adaptation should be interesting, to say the least.

There's currently no release date announced for the film, nor any other details, but we'll be sure to keep you updated on any news we hear. In the meantime, let us know your thoughts on the game and the film in the forums.

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liratheal 8th April 2009, 14:08 Quote
...I think it's time to break out my ****-o-meter.

Game = Good. Movie? Probably bad.
Goty 8th April 2009, 14:19 Quote
I was almost expecting to see Uwe Boll's name attached to this, as well.
badders 8th April 2009, 14:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by Goty
I was almost expecting to see Uwe Boll's name attached to this, as well.

Damn you Goty, You beat me to it. ;)
BlackMage23 8th April 2009, 14:56 Quote
They are probably leaving that bit of news til another day lol.
Diosjenin 8th April 2009, 16:54 Quote
oh HELL no.

If Sony wants to make a movie out of one of their games, why don't they do it with a Metal Gear or Xenosaga installation? They're practically movies as it is, anyway.
kenco_uk 8th April 2009, 17:48 Quote
Could be good, in the right hands.
arcypoo 8th April 2009, 18:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by Diosjenin
If Sony wants to make a movie out of one of their games, why don't they do it with a Metal Gear or Xenosaga installation? They're practically movies as it is, anyway.

Ah! A Xenosaga movie would be the s**t, loved that game. Wasn't it made by Monolith though (what a fail, can't even remember for one of my most favorite games)? I think I might replay the whole series again. :P
thehippoz 8th April 2009, 18:35 Quote
saw the xmen origins movie couple days ago.. now that was a good flick! they still had the harnasses on and you got to see hugh jackman acting pretending he had claws on.. gonna go see it on the big screen for sure (as long as they don't add in 5 minute ding-a-ling shots like they did in the watchmen movie) I had to keep my eyes on the upper part of the movie screen for like half that movie- ridiculous

this might be good who knows though- sony has alot of money and all it takes is one nipplehead to ruin it.. hope it's like dune- I liked that movie
arcypoo 8th April 2009, 18:35 Quote
If they do it right that is. :)
Garside 8th April 2009, 18:36 Quote
Why not link to the beautiful review I wrote many moons ago? :)
Garside 8th April 2009, 18:37 Quote
Because I never wrote one that's why, it was all a dream
Gunsmith 8th April 2009, 18:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by Diosjenin
Xenosaga installation?

oh hell no! can you imagine trying to pack the understanding of U-DO and the UMN into a 90 min film?!

i shudder at the thought
pendragon 8th April 2009, 19:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by Goty
I was almost expecting to see Uwe Boll's name attached to this, as well.

what he said... *sigh* why does 'hollywood' insist on making shitty video game movies :( .. we shall never know
Solidus 8th April 2009, 19:36 Quote
oh man what the fu.....The game was a masterpiece, a silent master piece.

A movie would be good in the right hands....these guys are destined to screw it up....
willyolio 8th April 2009, 19:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by kenco_uk
Could be good, in the right hands.
looks like it won't be.
Vash-HT 8th April 2009, 20:22 Quote
I'll prolly see it but I wonder if its going to be an adaptation of the game or what? I really can't see them producing a whole movie with no dialogue from the main char though, that alone would ruin it for me, I loved how the game was set up.
Stonewall78 8th April 2009, 20:27 Quote
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Originally Posted by thehippoz
saw the xmen origins movie couple days ago..
It is nice that you admitted that you pirated a movie that is not even released yet, way to go chief.
thehippoz 8th April 2009, 20:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by Stonewall78
It is nice that you admitted that you pirated a movie that is not even released yet, way to go chief.

hehe it's actually something worth seeing.. not something you'd see outside the editors room.. like even the boss at the end had stickers on his body for the cgi guys to finish up

if you have a problem with piracy.. that's your issues.. I been around since the 8 bit days, to me it's nothing new or exciting, just is what it is.. the cams are usually total crap- better to see it in the theater.. this one is in 720p =] dunno who leaked it but they probably got fired by now.. any x-men fan should definitely watch this
perplekks45 9th April 2009, 01:15 Quote
Absolutely loved the game, enjoyed every minute of it... why can't they get a decent crew/cast for this? :(
LordPyrinc 9th April 2009, 03:40 Quote
As for the side topic of this thread: I'm definitely looking forward to the X-Men Origins movie. I rarely go to the theatre to see a movie, but this one I plan on seeing on the bigger screen.

On topic: Movies based on games rarely seem to appease the gaming community. If I have not played the game, I typically enjoy the movie. However, if a movie is based off of a game that I have played, the experience usually seems to be disappointing. Usually, the same can be said for movies based off of books. There are some exceptions, however, Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter do a good job at following the books. On the other hand, I was not all that impressed with many of the movies based off of Tom Clancy or Stephen King novels
Stonewall78 9th April 2009, 18:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by thehippoz

if you have a problem with piracy.. that's your issues.. I been around since the 8 bit days
Had nothing to do with the piracy issue, more of the stupidity of posting it online where your IP is tracked.. Ohh and I have been around since before digital gaming big woopy.
thehippoz 9th April 2009, 19:08 Quote
ah I see, glad you care about my well being! and your funny- since before digital gaming huh.. calgary nuff said lol
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