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#1 May 24 2012 at 1:30 PM Rating: Good
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No, I don't have the wrong forum. They're making it into a movie. Smiley: eek

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Kevin Misher (Mirror Mirror) is onboard to produce, with Josh Trank, who recently helmed the often compared to Akira found-footage psychic hit Chronicle, directing. The studio is interviewing writers, which is good news, because it means that they will not be using Justin Marks' (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li) 2009 script treatment.
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#2 May 24 2012 at 1:34 PM Rating: Good
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I'm already dreading it.
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#3 May 24 2012 at 8:34 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'll say it now: it will be terrible.

That is all.
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#4 May 24 2012 at 10:46 PM Rating: Good
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WTF? How on earth could anyone possibly think this is good idea?
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#5 May 25 2012 at 12:20 AM Rating: Good
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WTF? How on earth could anyone possibly think this is good idea?
Honestly, if they did it justice, it could be a great movie.

But we all know they probably won't.
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#6 May 25 2012 at 12:29 AM Rating: Good
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You know they'll make Wanderer talk and all emo for his dead girlfriend.

Edited, May 25th 2012 2:30am by Shaowstrike
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#7 May 25 2012 at 1:28 AM Rating: Good
The dude from Chronicle is also attached to Venom & Fantastic Four reboots, so I think its safe to say that this won't be coming out for quite some time.

Troll Hunter kind of already did Shadow of the Colossus in found footage style anyway.
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#8 May 25 2012 at 1:34 AM Rating: Good
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Troll Hunter kind of already did Shadow of the Colossus in found footage style anyway.
Aside from both having big creatures, I'm not following your logic. Seems kinda like saying that Saving Private Ryan kinda already did Valkyria Chronicles in movie form since they're both about war.
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#9 May 25 2012 at 1:41 AM Rating: Good
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Part of me knows they will screw it up, but if you think about it this would be one of the easiest games to make a screen play for. I mean hell there is only like 2 paragraphs of lines in the game, otherwise you ride to Colossus, climb and kill it. Rinse and repeat. I haven't played it in a while so I might be forgetting if there was any story other then that. The game was great because of its setting and scale not its story. So if they can at least recreate those parts and any, even, shallow story, they put in to it can be any less, well, shallow.

But it's Hollywood they could ruin anything.

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#12 May 25 2012 at 7:49 AM Rating: Good
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In all likelihood, this won't get off the ground. They've been batting a Shadow of the Colossus movie around for years now, and the project never seems to get its footing. That's pretty common for these big titles nowadays. Publishers are getting more protective of their gaming properties; it's why a Halo movie (which seems much more likely) still hasn't seen the light of day. Look for this one to start floundering as soon as a new screenplay is submitted.

Hypothetically speaking, if it goes forward, I'm at least glad that the director seems to know the source material. Well, that's what I'm guessing, since he specifically asked for the project. I wonder about how it would translate...you obviously can't show all the colossi battles due to time/redundancy issues. What works so well for the game as an interactive medium certainly doesn't pack the same punch in movie form. 3 colossi seems like the sweet spot to me.

The head priest and the dormin can provide most of the exposition just as they do in the game, but I'd say the movies success would hinge on how artsy they're able to push it. Definitely keep the dialogue to a minimum. Lots of still, contemplative moments, and shots of the landscape.

That's a tough sell. A movie like that likely wouldn't get the box office numbers to justify the high costs that would be needed to make it work.


What colossi would everyone like to see? My votes go to Gaius, Hydrus, and Phalanx. Gives you a nice "ground, water, air" combo. I don't necessarily think they'd have to end with Malus, as they do in the game, if they made one of the others a bit darker and more imposing to play the role of "end boss".
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#13 May 25 2012 at 8:04 AM Rating: Good
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You seem to have triple posted. Anyway, Avion would be the better choice for the "Air" part of your triple team, and they should use Argus for the end boss with either Dirge, Cenobia, or Celosia as the pre-boss surprise attack fight.
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#14 May 25 2012 at 8:19 AM Rating: Good
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Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
You seem to have triple posted.


Yeah, that was weird. It saved my edits as new posts. Don't think I did anything different than I usually do, but meh.

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Anyway, Avion would be the better choice for the "Air" part of your triple team, and they should use Argus for the end boss with either Dirge, Cenobia, or Celosia as the pre-boss surprise attack fight.


I was vacillating between Avion and Phalanx, but personally, I found the latter more dramatic. The burrowing/surfacing, and the racing around on your horse in that beautiful desert landscape made it more interesting for me. I could totally see Avion working, though. I like Gaius much more than Argus, myself. That moment where he swings that sword down...it really drives home the difference in scale. It almost seems like it's in slow motion. Then you've got that amazing moment of running up it after it hits.

The little guys are neat too, and it'd be cool to see them pop in as a surprise, for sure. I just figured that they're a little out of the fold, so might as well scrap them to keep it more focused.

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Shadow of the Colossus gets a movie, and yet somehow we've never seen a live-action Legend of Zelda flick yet? How is this possible?
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#16 May 25 2012 at 8:40 AM Rating: Good
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Demea wrote:
Shadow of the Colossus gets a movie, and yet somehow we've never seen a live-action Legend of Zelda flick yet? How is this possible?


Hey, you got an IGN April Fool's joke. And that's really as far as anyone should ever take a Legend of Zelda movie.
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#17 May 25 2012 at 8:41 AM Rating: Excellent
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Shadow of the Colossus gets a movie, and yet somehow we've never seen a live-action Legend of Zelda flick yet? How is this possible?


Nintendo remembers the Super Mario Bros. movie.
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#18 May 25 2012 at 8:44 AM Rating: Excellent
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That movie was awesome.
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I wish you had never posted this. Now I'm going to have to see it, and it's probably going to ruin my overall impression of SotC because I'll be unable to separate them in my mind.
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The only awesome thing about that movie was that it started the battle between John Leguizamo and Dennis Hopper, which finally concluded in Land of the Dead.
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#22 May 25 2012 at 1:47 PM Rating: Excellent
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The Super Mario movie was so horrible that it wrapped around and became awesome.
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#23 May 25 2012 at 3:18 PM Rating: Excellent
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The Super Mario movie was so horrible that it wrapped around and became awesome.


This. Hell I still want a sequel.
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#24 May 26 2012 at 10:47 PM Rating: Good
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The Super Mario movie was so horrible that it wrapped around and became awesome.

This. The SMB movie was awesome.
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It's maybe more accurate to say that it was (retrospectively) awesome, but only with the benefit of hipster ironic hindsight.

Think Evil Dead.
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#26 May 29 2012 at 8:00 PM Rating: Excellent
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No, I thought it was a great movie while watching it, not in hindsight. Much like Evil Dead.
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#27 May 30 2012 at 8:11 PM Rating: Excellent
I enjoyed the SMB movie as a kid. It spawned cool movie toys.
Then one day at a beach a friend took my Mario and decided to see if it would float...and it didn't..and he was lost forever.
so i buried Luigi and forgot about them, until now. Way to bring back bad memories of my toys getting broke/lost...

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