Misher Films seeks to get the "game-to-film" process right with Shadow of the Colossus movie

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With the recent announcement regarding cult classics, Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, interest in other Team Ico projects has risen.

The guys over at Play Till Doomsday have tracked down Kevin Ping Chang, production executive at Misher Films (responsible for Public Enemies), to gain some insight as to how they plan on turning one of the most critically acclaimed video games of our time, into more than the next Doom.

In his interview with PTD, Chang said adapting one medium to another, specifically books and video games into films, is never going to be completely thorough. He also noted Scott Pilgrim and The Lord of the Rings as examples of those who got it right (or mostly).

Among the most important, and possibly relieving things Chang told PTD, was that keeping in touch with Fumito Ueda (the mastermind behind Ico, Shadow of the Colossus and the yet-to-be-released The Last Guardian) was crucial to maintaining his vision through the film.

"I think people realize the value of having the creator’s involvement more nowadays. They obviously know the material the best. We want Ueda’s feedback as much as possible, especially in terms of knowing certain character’s motivations for what they’re doing, where the character is born, etc. With that information we can begin to build the movie," Chang told PTD.

As gamers, we are all too familiar with the butchering of our most cherished franchises, when some ignorant, out-of-touch, overly-artsy (or sometimes pedestrian) director get his hands on them.

This does not seem to be the case with Misher Films’ handling of Shadow of the Colossus, which is possibly the most highly-regarded game yet to be turned into a film

You can read the entire transcript of the interview here.

[Play Till Doomsday]


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