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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

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Comments (32 posts)

sunspider13
Tuesday, April 07, 2009 @ 10:19:52 PM
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Yikes and I still have the awful taste of Mortal Kombat in my mouth...*shudder*

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cazzy07
Tuesday, April 07, 2009 @ 11:19:12 PM

im sure you meant to say street fighter not mortal kombat.and there is a huge difference HUGE

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gumbi
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 @ 8:10:02 AM

*Gasp* ... I loved the first MK movie. Granted, I was 13 when it came out. But still, with all the downright awful VG based movies out there, I would consider MK one of the 'okay' ones.

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cLoudou
Tuesday, April 07, 2009 @ 10:24:03 PM
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all I have to say is Noooooooooo!

This movie better be effin epic.

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Ed_Wayne
Tuesday, April 07, 2009 @ 10:26:11 PM
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This is just awful. Even if it had talented people working on it, it would be terrible. It is not meant to be anything like a movie. Anyone that played all the way through it knows that. Hell, anyone that played an hour of it knows that. To make matters worse the people working on it are useless so it will probably be worse than anyone can possibly imagine. It better get canned.

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ps92117
Tuesday, April 07, 2009 @ 10:44:29 PM
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Guillermo Del Toro or no money from me.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, April 07, 2009 @ 10:46:05 PM
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Okay so the words "epic fail" are now overused and cliche on the interwebs, but I think this is a situation in which they will apply.

Think Great idea wrapped around typical flimsy Hollywood storyline and that'll be it. God I hope this one hits the cutting room floor like the Metal Gear and God of War movies.

Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 4/7/2009 10:46:39 PM

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coldbore
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 @ 2:39:02 PM

speaking of that, what ever happened to the metal gear movie, when is it gonna even happen???

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ThugNificent101
Tuesday, April 07, 2009 @ 10:47:09 PM
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.....damn... this is kinda scary.... This movie better be damn amazing...

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bebestorm
Tuesday, April 07, 2009 @ 11:03:30 PM
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Why? This is horrible....I have zero faith in hollywood!

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Alienange
Tuesday, April 07, 2009 @ 11:05:52 PM
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Oh... no. Hollywood has become so embarrassing.

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Kangasfwa
Tuesday, April 07, 2009 @ 11:07:14 PM
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This movie will give new meaning to "epic fail" and tarnish a good name in the process

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Oyashiro
Tuesday, April 07, 2009 @ 11:11:35 PM
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All this film need now is Shia LaBeouf!

And to Quote Mr.LaBeouf "Nonononononononononononononono!"

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, April 07, 2009 @ 11:47:58 PM
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While I doubt this movie will do the game any justice at all I don't have a problem with it being made.

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Qubex
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 @ 12:07:07 AM
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No doubt an interesting excercise... we'll see how it turns out and how many millions of dollars are burned in the process!

Q!

"i am home"

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ThugNificent101
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 @ 12:21:56 AM
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hmm... maybe there is a bit of hope for this movie yet... i read a little more about it and apparently the focus of the movie will be shifted more towards **SPOILER** (kinda) the characters who had gone after Wander. It can help to better realize the story if done right.
I think it would be a whole lot easier to watch the movie based off that alone, but scary none the less...

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Gabriel013
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 @ 1:04:37 AM

So the movie will be a sequel to the game?

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ThugNificent101
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 @ 1:40:13 AM

not necessarily. from what i had seen, it seems as if its going to be a simple re-telling, only the perspective will not persist heavily upon the wanderer as in the game. It will lean towards the group of people who were going after the wanderer.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 @ 12:24:48 AM
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But "Fighting" looks stupid as hell, and I've never heard of "Public Enemies"

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 @ 1:51:03 AM

huh?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 @ 3:33:08 AM

The movies mentioned in the article by the same producer.

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Alienange
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 @ 8:20:06 AM

And didn't he do Scorpion King? I can smell what's in this brown paper bag a mile away.

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OriginalSin
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 @ 1:50:31 AM
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Hollywood better stick to their crap scripts and movies and leave the gaming world out of it. They are worlds apart....

Movies based on games and games based on movies have never been epic so leave it alone. I would much rather play SOC 2 than watch the movie about the 1st one....

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miro_the_cat
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 @ 5:12:23 AM
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Well I won't be rushing to see it. Now if it was a silent Japanese anime in the style of princess mononoke or the like then it could have been amazing

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Tim Speed24
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 @ 7:23:36 AM
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OH BOY...another CG adventure with Giant Monsters....I'm worried, but will probably watch it.

Let's write Hollywood so we can get a movie about Heavenly Sword and Lair too.

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gumbi
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 @ 8:22:12 AM
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Man I really hope this gets axed. I don't even know what else to say to this...

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Alienange
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 @ 8:23:46 AM
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John, you can't put up articles like this in the evening. I couldn't sleep last night because of this atrocity.

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RustEDalex
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 @ 11:03:42 AM
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well the animation has gotten better in the last couple of years and since there is little if any talking or acting in sotc Im going to rely on the atmosphere and the colossus CG animation to make the movie good

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Diggity Dan
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 @ 12:29:31 PM
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Well, maybe it'll pique interest enough so that they'll actually make another GAME. That'd make it worthwhile, eh? :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 @ 1:13:56 PM
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I watched The Day the Earth Stood Still last night, that was a massive fail.

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Thinker
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 @ 8:04:10 PM
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Bad idea.

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dhall0749
Saturday, April 11, 2009 @ 1:34:06 AM
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No i will never see any movie that was a game before the movie came out (unless its metal gear solid) it just doesn't work.It also goes both ways when movies - games collide (although I like the godfather series both movie and game)

It goes like this

Scenario #1 - A awesome blockbuster movie gets released and one way to get the hype train going is to make a mediocre game to bring in a couple more bucks but its pretty much a carbon copy of another mediocre game with different story characters

Scenario #2 - A epic game such as *cough* resident evil, silent hill, super mario bros, Laura Croft,street fighter, mortal kombat, Max Payne, hitman *cough* gets raped by big name studios thinking gamers will rejoice that their favorite games are now on the big screen
when in fact they took what made that particular game epic and turn it into a pile of $h!%

I honestly think it will never work because the way one plays a game is always going to be different from the next man (hence gamers are the directors so to say). I'm not dissing all game movie combos but they are so hard to find a great game/movie coincide together.


just my 2 cents

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