Josh Trank, the man responsible for the recent film Chronicle (or "that movie that kinda reminds me of Akira" as some of my friends call it) has recently signed on with Sony to develop and direct a Shadow of the Colossus live-action film adaptation, the film we be produced by Kevin Misher (who is also helming the Carrie remake). Now before we get all up in arms over something that some of us may hold very dear as possibly the best argument for why games can be a legitmate art form, it should be noted that they haven't even chosen a writer as of now, so nothing is set in stone yet. That said, I can only hope that Sony will atleast contact Fumito Ueda in hopes of having him lend his guidance to the project to insure things do dissolve into a Super Mario level clusterfuck. Personally, I feel that this is something that could succeed as a movie, but shouldn't be made because by creating a movie from a videogame, you lose the most important part of the former's experience: interactivity. By losing the interactive nature of Shadow of the Colossus, you may almost lose the conflicting sense of remorse and accomplishment that accompany felling one of the massive deities roaming the forbidden lands. My other qualm is with the planned roles each character will play; most notably, how Trank plans on making Mono and Wander lovers from the outset of the film, this only bothers me because I feel thats not something that is ever blatantly acknowledged and the ambiguity of their relationship lends alot to the mysterious aesthetic of the whole story. Also, it was said that Dormin is supposed to be a demon that fools Wander into slaying these beasts for his own selfish goals, which would basically cast him as the story's villain, which in reality was something that was left up to the player for interpretation- this ever present question of morality and loyalty always dances around the player's mind as they scale massive beasts in hope of resurrecting a dead girl. All of my reservations aside though, I'm willing to wait until we've atleast seen a trailer before passing such harsh judgements. Other the aforementioned gripes, I really think that if handled correctly this could end up being a really good film...if.