Shadow of the Colossus: The Film
Oh Shadow of the Colossus, how I am saddened that I have never got the chance to gaze upon you. I have heard many great things through my friends and all I can say now is, they truly are lucky ones. If you haven’t heard of this game, then I am not really surprised. Shadow of the Colossus was released near the introduction of the Playstation 3 to the public. With insanely large enemies and a tiny, average sized protagonist; this game broke barriers on the Playstation 2 that some thought would be impossible. There were even speculation (from me as well) that this game wouldn’t even be able to pull off these ginormous beasts without making it look cheesy but hey, they did, and now those that developed it are laughing at you.
The rumor mill sort of died out a few years ago, concerning Sony’s plans to adapt and make Shadow of the Colossus a full-fledged movie. There had been zero word on it; and fanboys everywhere felt their hearts breaking but have no fear, as Shadow of the Colossus: The Film, has life in it yet! According to Joystiq.com, Josh Trank, the director of the recent movie “The Chronicle” has stepped up to the helm. It’s no surprise that he did as Trank has been a fan of Shadow of the Colossus for quite some time. Currently, he is looking for writers for the script. Yes, that means that the original script of the game has been dumped and is no longer in consideration; which is usually what happens in any adaptions.
Now, don’t get too excited as the film is most likely not going to hit theatres in the near future. Why you may ask? Simple; Trank has been rumored to be link to three more movies; Venom, Fantastic Four, and Red Star. So, fans of the game will have to wait before they can see these ginormous monsters on a ginormous screen. But, if you find yourself to be impatient (Like I am) then I would recommend you think about picking this game up. It has gotten the HD upgrade and was re-released with ICO. Like I said, although I haven’t gotten the chance to sink my fingers on neither of these games; I have heard great things about both of them.
Personally, I think that this movie will not be a straight adaption, per say, but instead a movie sequel to the game. It’s hard to imagine a game, with a completely different script and possibly story, to even be considered a direct adaption. I have my reservations about it however; video games usually based on movies have a very bad reputation of being awful. Games to movies, although not too many, haven’t always been up to par neither. No cast is given, as far as I saw; but hey, leave some opinions in the comments. Who do you think should play who?