The Sony PlayStation 2 game, “Shadow of the Colossus” is being turned into a movie, according to Variety.

Project, which proved a big seller for PlayStation and was produced internally by Sony Computer Entertainment, will build upon the vidgame’s fantasy setting of a solitary world with few characters other than the 16 enemies.

Justin Marks, the guy who is writing the remake to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, is also writing the big screen tale of the Suicide Squad, and recently wrapped the Green Arrow: Escape from Supermax scripts for Warner Bros.  Marks looks to be all over comic book adaptations as he’s also got Hack/Slash for Devil’s Due and Voltron: Defender of the Universe.

via Variety

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  1. Jerard
    April 8, 2009 at 9:44 am — Reply

    the problem i have with all these game adoptions is that they seem to go in with this bullshit mindset that will they spent millions and millions of dollars the the disk why wont thay go out to see a crappy 5 dollar movie. like that horrible Street Fighter movie that movie was bad you could take just about any other fighting game stick the name to that movie and get away with it its not a good thing when the most successful game movie is mortal kombat(as much as i relly like those movies) but youd think that a game like this or BIOSHOCK(please some one make that in to a movie)would be easier to make than just a fighting game

  2. mosdef
    April 8, 2009 at 1:59 pm — Reply

    I really hope they nail this movie, because the game was absolutely epic. If they could get some of the same storyboard directors maybe this movie will have a chance, but i know hollywood will mess it up to appeal to mass audiences even though this game is a sleeper/cult hit.

  3. Alex
    April 9, 2009 at 9:30 am — Reply

    Well fighting games should never ever be made into live-action. It just doesn’t work, especially since Japanese fighting games are quite wacky in terms looks and style. Fighting games should be done in animation because then they could get away with the wackiness and it wouldn’t be much of a problem. This is especially true to the KOF franchise which will be adapted soon. Shadow of the Colossus could be done in live-action but it will be extremely difficult to capture the whole experience. The other language part is partially doable since they did it with Passion of the Christ. But that seems doubtful. As long as MGS doesn’t ever make it into a Hollywood film, I’m happy.

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