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April 10, 2009 - Shadow of the Colossus - Justin Marks talks about adapting the game into a screenplay

Scooped on Friday, April 10, 2009

"With a lot of games you're caught trying to please the fans and the mainstream audience," said newly hired Shadow of the Colossus screenwriter Justin Marks to The Hollywood Reporter's Risky Biz blog about how he's going to proceed adapting the PlayStation 2 game into a screen story. "What's so nice about this game is that it's all seen through such an adult lens, so that what pleases the fans also pleases a wider audience."

Marks knows about the pitfalls of turning a video game into a movie: witness the disappointing box office returns on Street Fighter: Legend of Chun-Li, a film that he wrote. "I think many of the games haven't worked as movies because it's hard to find the right game," offers the writer. "There are very few that lend themselves to movies," then adds, "If we started thinking that anything that worked in one medium shouldn't be adapted for another we wouldn't have a lot of the great movies we've had, because so many of them came from novels."

Marks points out two elements from the Colossus game that he feels are assets that make this gamerflick different from most other adaptations coming from the game medium. "With a lot of games there are so many elements in the universe you spend your time tearing down and tearing down," Marks explains in the interview. "What's nice about this game is that it's so sparse so you can start building right away."

The screenwriter also told Risky Biz that he's very aware of the worries that fans of the game may have about Hollywood taking a shot at turning Shadow of the Colossus into a movie and that he vows to not resort to using cliches, like introducing a sidekick for the hero to take along on his quest. "This is a game that catches you unaware -- it catches you on an emotional and experiential level, not just for the puzzles you solve," offers Marks.

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