I just don’t know, guys. I just don’t know. I mean, there’s no way a Shadow of the Colossus movie is going to be mediocre. Either it’s going to blow every single mind ever made in existence right out of the fucking airlock after smashing them into teeny tiny bits with a god damn brick or it’s going to make From Justin To Kelly look like Citizen Kane. So whenever news comes out about the upcoming film adaptation of one of the most critically lauded and cultishly played games ever made, I become immobilized, my mind breaking off into a thousand different possibilities of praise and derision.
This, however, seems like good news, moving the film in a better direction. Before, the initial draft was penned by Justin Marks, the same guy who wrote $50-million turd Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. Now we’re looking at Seth Lochhead, the dude who wrote the much better 2011 action film Hanna with Saoirse Ronan and Eric Bana. That’s a step up if I ever heard one.
Chronicle director Josh Trank will still be directing the project.
Also, is it just me or is “tapped” just the absolute worst now? First off, it’s severely overused. Like, I cringe whenever I see it. Second, it seems like 100% the wrong word choice. To tap something is to drain it, opening it up for the bleeding of its contents. I don’t that is what writers want to be viewed as: a consumable resource to be sucked dry and thrown away. And it’s either that or the other definition of “to strike,” which makes even less sense.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter