Shadow of the Colossus Getting Big Screen Adaptation, All Hope Lost

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Sony's brilliant PlayStation 2 game Shadow of the Colossus is becoming grist for the Hollywood blockbuster mill, in what appears to not, unfortunately, be a horrible, horrible joke. Might want to pour a stiff drink.

According to the Hollywood Reporter's Risky Biz Blog, Sony Pictures will be tackling Shadow of the Colossus for a movie adaptation with producer Kevin Misher, responsible for films such as The Scorpion King and The Interpreter, as well as the upcoming fighting movie Fighting. Now here's where it gets... rough. Got that drink yet?

The screenplay for the Shadow of the Colossus feature is reported to be penned by Justin Marks. He's the same man responsible for the not-so-great Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, if that rings any bells.

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The 2005 game, which focuses on the adventures of Wander and his horse Agro, was minimal on dialogue, so a filmed version would be... interesting.

No planned release date for the film, but hopefully we'll all be dead from a nuclear holocaust or black plague by that point.

'Shadow of the Colossus' to become a movie [Risky Biz Blog]

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Emperoreddy
Emperoreddy

Wait what?!?! Why oh why must they take what is the perfect example of Video Games as an Art form and take it and make what will be a terrible summer blockfailure (the talent involved can NOT do this justice).

This is proof that other medias don't take games seriously, to take something beautiful and whore it in the film industry.

This was a visionary game, and only visionary film makers should even THINK of trying this, if they even should. GOD this fails so hard.