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Hanna Co-Writer To Handle Shadow Of The Colossus Film Script

We're still leery about this project but maybe with the right cast and crew, it'll come out all right. Maybe.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures has hired "Hanna" co-writer Seth Lochhead to write the screenplay for the upcoming movie based on the PS2 classic, Shadow of the Colossus.

On board to direct is Josh Trank ("Chronicle") and Kevin Misher ("The Scorpion King," "Public Enemies") will produce the film. As of now, we've heard of no actors confirmed for the project, although you have to assume there can't be very many. I mean, if it's going to be faithful to the game, there's really only one primary character (who never says anything, by the way) and perhaps one or two others with very small roles, depending on how Locchead interprets the storyline.

Personally, I'm relatively convinced that this will be a colossal (get it?) fu**-up. They'll just turn it into a flashy action movie with one dude taking down a bunch of big monsters, and it'll lose every shred of the mystery, awe, and surprisingly touching nature of the game. Hollywood is really good at eradicating such traits from movies based on video games.

Related Game(s): Shadow of the Colossus

Tags: shadow of the colossus, sotc, shadow of the colossus movie, shadow of the colossus film

1/8/2013 10:35:45 AM Ben Dutka

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Eunoia_
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 @ 8:13:29 PM
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The worst part about it turning into a flashy action movie (which I also think will inevitably happen) is that anyone that sees it that isn't a gamer will probably adopt the mindset that "all games are just mindless action killing games" which is prevalent in society amongst non-gamers.

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Twistedfloyd
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 @ 9:27:41 PM
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You guys are making preconceptions based off past Hollywood's past failures. Do your preconceptions have merit? They could. Given especially the producer's background, it very well could be a big action cluster fu**. But we know nothing yet. Wait until at least a synopsis comes out before passing judgement.

I will say that Public Enemies is one of the worst films ever made, although I blame Michael Mann more for that than the producer. Scorpion King blew as well. Hanna from what I saw of it was decent and I didn't see Chronicle. I hope it's not a stupid big action movie, but let's at least get a synopsis before we cut off their proverbial heads.

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