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By the way, here is the quote from his interview last year. Sounds like he knows his shit.

I absolutely loved BioShock. I loved the world, the design, the lighting, the beautiful art direction and cinematography. I'm a fan of Silent Hill, Resident Evil and Devil May Cry. I love them all. The first Silent Hill was so beautiful, almost like a Lynch, Polanski or Romero type of horror experience...

I love the engine of GTA IV. I'm not a big fan of the actual game: I'm not into break-ins or running people over, but the engine is incredibly beautiful, and the sandbox is very complete. The same goes for Medal of Honour Airborne, Call of Duty 4 or Army of Two. There are only two games I consider masterpieces: Ico and Shadow of the Colossus... I have a 12-year-old daughter and we play together, but unfortunately she's more into Sonic and Kirby.



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Haha, that's cool.
I had heard he was a fan but hadn't read the interview.

I'd completely agree with him, too. Thanks for sharing.



I just hope they do not destroy the SotC movie.

As a big fan they should have just asked Guillermo Del Toro to do it.

Instead I heard the writer for the movies story is the same guy who did "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li". Justin Marks. -_-

Why would they do such a thing?



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He does sound quite optimistic about the movie however in saying things like -

"I think many of the games haven't worked as movies because it's hard to find the right game. There are very few that lend themselves to movies," said Marks, adding, "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.


"With a lot of games there are so many elements in the universe you spend your time tearing down and tearing down," he said. "What's nice about this game is that it's so sparse so you can start building right away."


"With a lot of games you're caught trying to please the fans and the mainstream audience," he said. "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."



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Euphoria14 said:
I just hope they do not destroy the SotC movie.

As a big fan they should have just asked Guillermo Del Toro to do it.

Instead I heard the writer for the movies story is the same guy who did "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li". Justin Marks. -_-

Why would they do such a thing?

I commented on Del Toro's involvement with the movie in the news section, but I was probably late so I'll copy/paste:

"I think Del Toro would be a decent choice - I'd be afraid in him going overboard, visually.

I think Spike Jonze would be the best choice (Being John Malkovich, the upcoming Where the Wild Things Are adaptation). His visual style in the WtWTA trailer seems like it would suit the game fantastically, and he has a quirky style that could work."

However, I'd largely prefer they not go through with the adaptation at all.
The writer onboard was probably the worst news though, I have no idea why they thought that was a good idea.

EDIT: That interview is a tad (An extremely small tad) optimistic. I'm still upset though .



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Quickdraw McGraw said:
Euphoria14 said:
I just hope they do not destroy the SotC movie.

As a big fan they should have just asked Guillermo Del Toro to do it.

Instead I heard the writer for the movies story is the same guy who did "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li". Justin Marks. -_-

Why would they do such a thing?

I commented on Del Toro's involvement with the movie in the news section, but I was probably late so I'll copy/paste:

"I think Del Toro would be a decent choice - I'd be afraid in him going overboard, visually.

I think Spike Jonze would be the best choice (Being John Malkovich, the upcoming Where the Wild Things Are adaptation). His visual style in the WtWTA trailer seems like it would suit the game fantastically, and he has a quirky style that could work."

However, I'd largely prefer they not go through with the adaptation at all.
The writer onboard was probably the worst news though, I have no idea why they thought that was a good idea.

EDIT: That interview is a tad optimistic. I'm still upset though .

 

I am right there with you. I am not too crazy about the writer myself either but I heard Sony games is on board with the movie production so I just hope Ueda has A LOT of say in what goes on.

I don't want this to become like every other thing Hollywood screws up.

Even the producer, Kevin Misher makes me upset. No word on a Director yet though.

Edit - This may just be my LotR love showing here, but how do you think Peter Jackson would do? I know that would at least get people to watch it. 

 



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Euphoria14 said:
Cougarman said:
trully was one of the best games of last generation, the first time i faced a collassi was one of the jaw-dropping moments in gaming for me.

 

Indeed I am on the same boat as you.

I went in search of my first Colossus and as I approached the location I was like "Hmm, where is this damn thing".

As I got closer the Colossus revealed himself to me and I witnessed this gigantic creature of epic proportions making his way towards me. The only thing going through my mind at that point was "O-M-G". I had this type of feeling.

  

  <---- Me.

 

This feeling remained from the moment I saw him, to the moments spend climbing my way up his body and ultimately until the moment I took the moving mountain down. I had this great feeling of accomplishment at that point and knew that this game was something truly special.

 

When a game needs so very little words to tell such a wonderful story you know you have just experienced a masterpiece.

This game still holds up even to this day's graphical standards, it is a game that will undoubtedly stand the test of time. Team ICO are some of the most talented in the industry and anyone who has the opportunity to experience this game should go ahead, do themselves and favor, and do so.

 

And the game just gets better and better as you go on; it never disappoints. You never fight the same battle twice.



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Euphoria14 said:

I am right there with you. I am not too crazy about the writer myself either but I heard Sony games is on board with the movie production so I just hope Ueda has A LOT of say in what goes on.

I don't want this to become like every other thing Hollywood screws up.

Even the producer, Kevin Misher makes me upset. No word on a Director yet though.

Edit - This may just be my LotR love showing here, but how do you think Peter Jackson would do? I know that would at least get people to watch it. 

Outside of the Lord of the Ring's Trilogy, I'm not particularly a fan of Peter Jackson.
I don't think he'd do worst than many, but eh, the Del Toro suggestion was far more to my liking .

To be fair, choosing a director for this adaptation is extremely difficult. It's a very unique game, with practically no dialogue to speak of and a visual style that would be hard to duplicate in cinema. So unless they drastically change that formula (The worst case scenario, in my opinion), then choosing someone to direct will be guesswork, mostly.
Selecting someone like Del Toro is a good start simply because he seems to understand the game, which I believe is the most essential quality.

I do share your hope that Ueda will be heavily involved, I can't see it working without him.



Quickdraw McGraw said:
Euphoria14 said:

I am right there with you. I am not too crazy about the writer myself either but I heard Sony games is on board with the movie production so I just hope Ueda has A LOT of say in what goes on.

I don't want this to become like every other thing Hollywood screws up.

Even the producer, Kevin Misher makes me upset. No word on a Director yet though.

Edit - This may just be my LotR love showing here, but how do you think Peter Jackson would do? I know that would at least get people to watch it. 

Outside of the Lord of the Ring's Trilogy, I'm not particularly a fan of Peter Jackson.
I don't think he'd do worst than many, but eh, the Del Toro suggestion was far more to my liking .

To be fair, choosing a director for this adaptation is extremely difficult. It's a very unique game, with practically no dialogue to speak of and a visual style that would be hard to duplicate in cinema. So unless they drastically change that formula (The worst case scenario, in my opinion), then choosing someone to direct will be guesswork, mostly.
Selecting someone like Del Toro is a good start simply because he seems to understand the game, which I believe is the most essential quality.

I do share your hope that Ueda will be heavily involved, I can't see it working without him.

That is how I feel. Del Toro is a fan of the game and views it is a masterpiece as it is. He showed an undeniable respect for Ueda's work and would understand what can and what will ultimately destroy it. He is about as perfect a candidate as you can find.

I also like his visual style. I think Sony should try to bring him on board and let Ueda give his input and allow a great movie adaption for the fans and better yet, by a fan. I think it is best shot Sony has.

 

 



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Euphoria14 said:

That is how I feel. Del Toro is a fan of the game and views it is a masterpiece as it is. He showed an undeniable respect for Ueda's work and would understand what can and what will ultimately destroy it. He is about as perfect a candidate as you can find.

I also like his visual style. I think Sony should try to bring him on board and let Ueda give his input and allow a great movie adaption for the fans and better yet, by a fan. I think it is best shot Sony has.

Agreed.
Past that, if Hellboy 2 was any indication, Del Toro has a relatively marketable name.

I can't really see a negative in that scenario (Other than, y'know, the movie being made )