And in one of the worst ideas in game-to-movie history…
Hollywood’s new favorite fanboy writer, Justin Marks of Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, Voltron, and Masters of the Universe, has been hired to write the screenplay.
Even with the best screenwriter in the business (whoever that is), I don’t think there’s any way to capture what makes SotC so special and moving. Ideally it would feature almost no dialogue, in my opinion. Overall, though, I consider SotC to be “unfilmable” in the sense that there’s no way to translate it into another medium without losing something essential to the experience.
And on a purely practical level, is SotC even a recognizable enough title to bother making a movie of it?
This was already made into a movie. It was called Reign Over Me and the colossi were represented metaphorically, by Adam Sander’s inability to just get over 9/11 already. Don Cheadle played the role of the horse.
Yeah, I’m sick of all those games in which you battle towering behemoths to free an ancient demon to resurrect the girl you weren’t allowed to love at the cost of your own soul. I mean, what, again?
As far as I’m concerned, it relies almost entirely on the story to propel it forward and give the events in the game context, and the presentation and revelation of what’s actually happening is exceptional. Sometimes how you tell a story is more important than what the story contains, and SotC is one of those times.