Shadow of the Colossus Film Has A New Writer, Still A Video Game Movie


[amazon_link id=”B002I0J5FG” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Shadow of the Colossus[/amazon_link] is one of those games, like Journey, that is squarely in the forefront of the “games as art” argument, so I still have mixed feelings about if a movie based on the property should be made. As we all know most video game movies are, shall we say, less than stellar (except for the first [amazon_link id=”B004MA1K1W” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Mortal Kombat[/amazon_link], you know it’s still awesome). I can only imagine basing a movie on Shadow of the Colossus may be like asking a five year old with watercolors to copy Starry Night.

If there is a small glimmer of hope it is that the director, Josh Trank, has made a pretty good movie (Chronicle) and now they have gotten Seth Lochhead to write a new script. Lochhead had previously written the movie [amazon_link id=”B005CMSDKA” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Hanna[/amazon_link], about the girl from The Lovely Bones being trained as a bada** assassin by her dad, Nero from Star Trek. Now whether he can convey the emotions that the game did remains to be seen and that is a big part of if this will be successful or not.

Now I want to watch Mortal Kombat again.



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