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« on: April 08, 2009, 01:45:00 AM »

Sweet Jesus, no!

http://www.riskybusinessblog.com/200...ossus-to-becom...

"Shadow of the Colossus" is heading to the big screen.

The colossally popular video game is being developed as a feature by producer Kevin Misher, who has set the project up at Sony; the studio's sister division Sony Computer Entertainment is behind the video game.

Justin Marks, the go-to young scribe who's writing "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" for McG at Disney, is attached to pen the script.

Colossus, which was developed for the PlayStation 2, was released in the U.S. in 2005. It quickly became a huge hit as well as a critical favorite.

The game centers on the character Wander, who along with his horse Agro travels across a Western-style landscape to defeat enemies known as Collosi, with Wander's larger aim to save the girl Mono.

The game's landscape is minimalist and lacks some of the ensemble characters of other video games; instead, the challenge lies in locating the remote Colossi and uncovering their weaknesses through a series of puzzle-like challenges. Its scenes as well as its soundtrack are regarded by many as highly cinematic.

Video games have been a hot commodity recently in Hollywood development circles, with titles like "Max Payne" and "BioShock" attracting top level talent, though their boxoffice track record has been more checkered.

Misher has several movies set to release in the coming months, including the Channing Tatum-Terence Howard street-fighting drama "Fighting" and the Johnny Depp period gang pic "Public Enemies." The WMA-repped Marks also is attached to pen the comic-book adaptation "Suicide Squad" for Warners, among other projects.
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2009, 10:07:55 AM »

I'd be nice if that link worked, but either way this seems like something that could actually be doable along the lines of a movie like 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Which will make the inevitable assplosion-filled crapfest suck all the harder when Hollywood gets done with it. >:(
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2009, 01:42:23 PM »

If they keep the artistic integrity of the game intact this could be amazing...

...so we're fucked, basically.
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2009, 01:46:15 PM »

If they keep the artistic integrity of the game intact this could be amazing...

...so we're fucked, basically.

I read this elsewhere, and I've read that the people working on this are hoping it can become like Lord of the Rings despite its artsy nature, so yeah. No hope of something that's actually fitting for this.
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2009, 03:13:03 PM »

...How the hell do you turn this into a movie?
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2009, 04:15:45 PM »

Fail...
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2009, 05:02:16 PM »

Artistic integrity?

HAVE YOU FUCKING READ WHAT MOVIES KEVIN MISHER HAS DONE PREVIOUSLY.

This movie is going to be terrible.
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2009, 10:08:35 PM »

Ah sweet.  Should be a good laugh.

Can't wait.
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2009, 10:20:09 PM »

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z104/AweOfShe1/1239217830245.png

....I can see it heading in that direction. :P
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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2009, 12:16:52 AM »

Are they going to use that fake language too? A silent protagonist? Damnit, this is dumb.
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« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2009, 05:42:38 AM »

You all know that Justin Marks is the guy that penned The Legend of Chun-Li, right?
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« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2009, 01:45:41 PM »

Games should be left as games. I'm so sick of this fucking trend...*sigh*
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« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2009, 03:25:12 PM »

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z104/AweOfShe1/1239217830245.png

....I can see it heading in that direction. :P

Unfortunately, we all know it's going to be starring Shia LeBeouf.
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« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2009, 09:11:24 AM »

"It quickly became a huge hit"

Talk about adding insult to injury. It's gonna suck. That game is sacred, why couldn't they just leave it alone?
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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2009, 12:10:18 PM »

I blame that Adam Sandler movie where he played the game through the whole movie.
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