Shadow Of The Colossus Is Hollywood-Bound
We know how much some of you wanted to see a PlayStation 3 sequel to Shadow of the Colossus. Well, Team ICO has something else in store for you, but you can always revel in the following fact: SotC is going Hollywood.
That's right, according to the Hollywood Reporter, one of last generation's most innovative and artistic games is going to be made into a feature film by producer Kevin Misher. Justin Marks, who is currently working on "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," is slated to write the script, and we're all hoping that Hollywood gets this one right. We're not entirely sure how this becomes a film, because the primary purpose of SotC was puzzle-based; it involved taking down gigantic Colossi that were hundreds of times the size of the hero, Wander. Misher, who has several movies coming out in the next few months ("Fighting" and "Public Enemies"), definitely has his work cut out for him, and we're hoping the movie remains faithful to the game. It could be downright epic if it's done correctly, but there's no doubt that Marks is going to have to toss in a bit more in the way of story and...well, basically all the dialogue. SotC didn't really feature much in the way of an intricate storyline, and as there was only one character (unless you count the horse) who didn't say anything, they've got some work to do.
Chances are, they're going to flub it as they've flubbed so many game-to-movie adaptations in the past. Unfortunately, they're really going to sully the good name of a definite classic if they do that, so everyone just cross your fingers and pray.
Related Game(s): Shadow of the Colossus
4/7/2009 John Shepard