Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection

Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection News for PS3

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Sony Pictures' Shadow of the Colossus movie is to be directed by Josh Trank, according to a report on Deadline.

While Trank isn't yet a household name, his was the director of super-powered sleeper hit Chronicle - a film which was put him on the goto list for bigger budget productions.

According to Deadline, Trank has been a fan of the game (we are too) ever since its release in 2005 on PlayStation 2 - if you're yet to play it, the HD Collection on PS3 including Ico is well worth picking up.

Shadow of the Colossus centres on one young man's struggle to slay 16 colossi in order to bring his dead lover back to life - all he has to keep him company on this adventure is his horse Agro.

Trank is clearly a man in high demand, also currently working on two Marvel superhero franchises: Fantastic Four for Fox and Spider-Man spinoff Venom for Sony Pictures.

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While it's easy to instantly dismiss the film as a terrible idea purely on the basis that video games turned into films are almost always awful, I can't help but be excited about this. Trank is clearly a talent and if handled correctly Shadow of the Colossus could dazzle on the big screen.

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guyderman@ munkee

I wouldn't worry too much about the Marvel Comics movies - Venom won't be made as they will want to use him again in the New Spider-man movies and Fantastic Four will go through numerous directors before landing some half arsed director who's in it for the paycheck and is just a yes man for Fox.
Posted 12:23 on 24 May 2012
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AndySpence

If this is anything NEAR the Shadow of the Colossus game then I will love this forever.
Posted 10:13 on 24 May 2012
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munkee

I watched CHronicle a couple of weeks ago and loved it. Really cool film with a nice twist on the superhero genre. Not an oversized, muscle head in sight. No all-American hero and definitely no spandex. It was a little bit too Akira at times. But, a cool film.

However, Im a bit disappointed to see he's about to work on two Marvel Superhero films and who's to know if he'll be any good with the Shadow of the Colossus film. Chronicle was a cool film. But, it also made a lot of mistakes. I'm not sure if it was the direction, the VFX, or the simple story that I liked.
Posted 09:25 on 24 May 2012

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Release Date: 30/09/2011
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Genre: Adventure
Rating: PEGI 12+
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