Yes, the remake is coming in the ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection . But were you aware of the film…?
Misher Films executive producer Kevin Ping Chang recently spoke to Play Til Doomsday about the project, which seems to be coming along nicely. After confirming that he has "played through it multiple times," Chang confirmed Team ICO boss Fumito Ueda's input on the movie, and talked about how they're going about following the game's structure.
"For Colossus, beyond the cinematic quality of having Wander battling these sixteen colossi, we have to effectively translate that into a narrative that people are going to want to watch for two hours. Without getting into the specifics of the script, that's a big challenge, especially for something so stark.
One of the struggles of the game is that it is very episodic in nature, similar to the seven exes from Scott Pilgrim. Not that I don't respect the Scott Pilgrim source material, but watching the movie, I felt it sort of dragged along. Those are some of the pitfalls that we have to be careful to avoid. So these colossi battles need to be very significant, they can't just be one after the other, there has to be something learned from them."
Chang said that "Sony Japan is very involved right now" and they keep Ueda "up to date as necessary." The best part about this whole interview is the following lines-
" When we feel like we're comfortable with the product,l we'll approach him [Ueda] and ask, 'is this something that speaks to your vision and inspiration?' I think people realize the value of having the creator's involvement more nowadays. They obviously know the material the best. "
Exactly correct. Now we're excited about the movie. Chang also said that if the SotC film is a success, they'd "love" to bring ICO to the big screen as well. For our part, we still say a product like Shadow of the Colossus is best experienced in the interactive entertainment medium, but if done correctly, we acknowledge the film could be pretty amazing.
Related Game(s): Shadow of the Colossus