In a continuing “video game adaptation” thread, Sony Pictures is set to adapt the PlayStation 2 cult video game “Shadow of the Colossus” into a feature film, says the trades.
I think I just lost about 80% of the interested readers.
So…I really don’t get this. The video game, I know, made a lot of money when it came out in 2005, but this title doesn’t have too much brand awareness, and the premise seems stock enough that you could (and should) do your own original “monster-slayer” movie. Why adapt video games with overly simple stories that are fairly obscure?
Ah well, I guess Hollywood is so afraid of original material that they’ll take any thin property they can get their hands on.