Shadow Of The Colossus Movie Makers Want To Be More WALL·E

Turning the solitary world of PlayStation 2 classic Shadow of the Colossus into a movie, as some people are attempting to do, is a tricky prospect. How to turn a series of 16 battles against giant furry foes into a two-hour film?

According to a recently published interview with Kevin Ping Chang, production exec at the company adapting Shadow of the Colossus, the filmmakers are taking lessons learned from movies like WALL·E and Scott Pilgrim vs The World into account during the big screen adaptation process.

Chang tells Play Till Doomsday that the producers "aim to capture the magic from the first hour of WALL·E", an animated movie that started off nearly devoid of dialogue. And...

"Not that I don't respect the Scott Pilgrim source material, but watching the movie, I felt it sort of dragged along," Chang tells Play Till Doomsday. "Those are some of the pitfalls that we have to be careful to avoid. So these colossi battles need to be very significant, they can't just be one after the other, there has to be something learned from them. We need to be cognisant of that and say 'we're not going to do a montage sequence.'"

Chang indicates that Team ICO head and Shadow of the Colossus game designer Fumito Ueda is also heavily involved in the sign-off process. More details at the full interview.

IN|10 Interview: Kevin Ping Chang, on the ‘Shadow of the Colossus' movie [Play Till Doomsday]


    Sounds like they are taking all the right steps to make it a good adaption, but ill reserve judgement till i see it.

    Hopefully it will be an example of how a Game to Movie adaptation should be done.

      Sadly, they'll look at the sales figures for the game, the "brand recognition", the potential for sequels / merchandise, and based on that the bean counters will come up with a budget way too small to do it justice.

      If it goes ahead, I think we'll be looking at some mediocre, direct-to-video dribble at best. And SotC deserves better than that, or nothing at all.

      All we can hope is that the PS3 re-release raises its profile a bit.

    this is being done by the guy who did street fighter Chun-Li? the one that got only 4% on rotten tomatoes...

    This is going to be freaking aweful.

      That pretty much sums up my thoughts...

    Uh... I know the right guy to do it. The guy who made Samurai Jack. Great animated series with very very very little dialogue. The mood he created is top notch!

    Oh and he ended up doing the animated version of Clone Wars mini series as a prequel (also tie-ins) for Episode III. Ironically the animated versions are better than all Ep 1-6 combined

    Well it certainly seems like they get the material. But the big question is why bother exactly?

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