The lights are on
Seth Lochhead, writer of the film Hanna, has been tapped to join director Josh Trank in order to write the film adaptation of the PlayStation 2 game, Shadow of the Colossus.
Trank directed the film Chronicle, and was confirmed as the director of the film last year. Neither the writer or director have many credits to their names, but both Chronicle and Hanna were well regarded films.
How do you feel about the adaptation of Shadow of the Colossus? Do you think it has the potential to be as fantastic as the game?
[via Hollywood Reporter]
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I really liked Hanna, but I'm not so sure how well he would do a film like Shadow of the Colussus. Either way, I hope it happens (rather than being stuck looking for directors like most video game movies).
I'm not sure there's enough story material for a movie. Your wife dies, you battle colossi to win back her soul. The writers will have to embellish a LOT to make a full length feature out of this.
If the director can keep that sense of "immersion" and scale then that will be a GREAT start. Of course it had better be a DAMN good story too. I doubt they'll have all 20 colossi in the movie, but maybe a montage to quickly show "the rest" and then get to the BOSS.
Of course, because movie adaptations of videogames are always top quality productions.
Nice. I never played the games but I really liked Hanna and Chronicle. Maybe if the movie is done well enough to get me interested I'll try the games out.
It has to have little to no dialogue and be very silent in its nature with the original soundtrack.
One of the best games iv played, so if they do this right, this can be a HIT!
whao what, there's a film?! I hope it'll turn out well.