Looks like it’s video game movie news day. The latest has the artful epic PS2 adventure Shadow of the Colossus heading to the big screen. The 2005 game was a critical hit but hardly a household name as far as consumer response.
The main feature of the spiritual sequel to equally beautiful Ico had a boy named Wander (sometimes accompanied by his trusty steed) doing battle with creatures that were approximately 800,000x larger than him. This kind of dwarfing should be interesting to see on screen, to say the least. Wander climbs along the behemoths searching for weak spots to attack.
The story will need a LOT of work to be a compelling film. The game’s focus was on the beautiful scenery and characters, and the unique gameplay. Justin Marks, screenwriter of the upcoming Hack/Slash comic adaptation, the upcoming new adaptation of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and what looks like a surefire sweeping victory winner at the Razzies (the anti-Oscars) Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li which currently holds an absolutely horrendous 4% on RottenTomatoes.com, will see if his pen can have more success with this game. With this, he becomes the busiest adaptation screenwriter in Hollywood, also attached to DC’s Suicide Squad and Green Arrow: Escape from Supermax, as well as He-Man and Voltron.