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

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sunspider13
sunspider13
11 years ago

Yikes and I still have the awful taste of Mortal Kombat in my mouth…*shudder*

cazzy07
cazzy07
11 years ago

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

gumbi
gumbi
11 years ago

*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.

cLoudou
cLoudou
11 years ago

all I have to say is Noooooooooo!

This movie better be effin epic.

Ed_Wayne
Ed_Wayne
11 years ago

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.

ps92117
ps92117
11 years ago

Guillermo Del Toro or no money from me.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

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

coldbore
coldbore
11 years ago

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

ThugNificent101
ThugNificent101
11 years ago

…..damn… this is kinda scary…. This movie better be damn amazing…

bebestorm
bebestorm
11 years ago

Why? This is horrible….I have zero faith in hollywood!


Last edited by bebestorm on 4/7/2009 11:03:55 PM

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Oh… no. Hollywood has become so embarrassing.

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
11 years ago

This movie will give new meaning to "epic fail" and tarnish a good name in the process

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
11 years ago

All this film need now is Shia LaBeouf!

And to Quote Mr.LaBeouf "Nonononononononononononononono!"

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

While I doubt this movie will do the game any justice at all I don't have a problem with it being made.

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

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"


Last edited by Qubex on 4/8/2009 12:07:24 AM

ThugNificent101
ThugNificent101
11 years ago

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…

Gabriel013
Gabriel013
11 years ago

So the movie will be a sequel to the game?

ThugNificent101
ThugNificent101
11 years ago

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.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

But "Fighting" looks stupid as hell, and I've never heard of "Public Enemies"

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

huh?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

The movies mentioned in the article by the same producer.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

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

OriginalSin
OriginalSin
11 years ago

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….

miro_the_cat
miro_the_cat
11 years ago

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

Tim Speed24
Tim Speed24
11 years ago

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.

gumbi
gumbi
11 years ago

Man I really hope this gets axed. I don't even know what else to say to this…

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

John, you can't put up articles like this in the evening. I couldn't sleep last night because of this atrocity.

RustEDalex
RustEDalex
11 years ago

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

Diggity Dan
Diggity Dan
11 years ago

Well, maybe it'll pique interest enough so that they'll actually make another GAME. That'd make it worthwhile, eh? 🙂

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I watched The Day the Earth Stood Still last night, that was a massive fail.

Thinker
Thinker
11 years ago

Bad idea.

dhall0749
dhall0749
11 years ago

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