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Shadow of the Colossus Movie?

April 16, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Yes, it seems Hollywood can’t keep their hands off video games still. After a string of video game titles in the early 00’s, which were largely criticised, some flopped after release and more went straight to DVD, the seminal Shadow of the Colossus is to be made into a film. Oh no…

Shadow of the Colossus was one of THE must have games of the PS2 era. There wasn’t much story to it, the basic story was to save what appeared to be a princess by slaying a range of Colossi in a mysterious land. Each Colossus had a certain tactic as to how to defeat it and this was one of the great appeals of the game. As well as this, the game had the most breathtaking graphics seen on the PS2 as well as one of the most detailed, the Colossi themselves where the most detailed characters in the game with details right down to the hair.

This is the main reason why there are so many reservations as to why some one would want to make Shadow of the Colossus into a film. The story present in the game was excellent, but it was simple, intriguing and in the end deceitful with its plot twist. But there isn’t much to go on to turn it into a film. Yes they have a beginning and an end, but the middle just consists of finding the particular Colossus, riding your horse there and then slaying the Colossus. That’s it.

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However, Justin Marks, who is adapting the story for the screen and wrote the new Chun-Li film, believes it can be turned into a Lord of the Rings style fantasy blockbuster, and will expand upon the minimalistic story.

Ideally, this game will never be made into a film, but like most great games out there, there seems to be a place in Hollywood for them, and Shadow of the Colossus will join a list of great games that are being made into films, like Gears of War, Halo and Metal Gear Solid. Lets hope they manage to pull it off and create a magnificent film.

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