[adrotate banner=”1″]The classic game Shadow of the Colossus has been optioned for a feature for Sony. Shadow of the Colossus is one of those games that is often mentioned in the “Are video games art?” debates, and has a whole host of obsessive fans (rightfully so!) The game may be one of the greatest of all time (though it’s no Dig Dug!)
Shadow of the Colossus was optioned in 2009, but there was little word until Chronicle director Josh Trank was attached in 2012 (he’s also working on The Red Star and the Fantastic Four reboot.) Seth Lochhead will be writing the film. This will be one of those films that everyone will have high demands of, so hopefully it gets pulled off correctly. Because if they don’t, it will be a disaster and the internet will run red with the comments of the damned!
[adrotate banner=”1″]Manimal is a show I actually watched as a kid and loved a lot, even though it was terrible and cancelled quickly. In fact, it was one of my first lessons in shows getting canceled. But you can’t keep a good manimal down, and Manimal is back, Jack! In movie form!
Sony is looking to make this a live action/CG hybrid film. Aside from series creator Glen A. Larson getting a producer credit, nothing else is known about the project and no writers or director are attached.
A little known fact about Manimal, only 8 episodes (including the tv movie pilot) were aired, but Dr. Jonathan Chase/Manimal returned for an episode of Night Man. Further proof that Manimal can’t die. I remember Manimal transforming into a panther and a hawk, and a cow once. According to wikipedia he was a dolphin once. I’m sure that means there is fanfic turning him into Darwin from SeaQuest DSV. And speaking of SeaQuest DSV, where is our SeaQuest DSV movie? I demand answers!!!
[adrotate banner=”1″]The Pog Prophesy, that is! Yes, everyone’s favorite cat-eating, fishguts baseball playing, Willie annoying, tv junkie alien is back, in CGI/live action mix film form! This might help skirt around the rumored problems with working with puppeteer and ALF voice Paul Fusco, who is returning to voice ALF. As ALF is owned by Alien Productions, which is partially owned by Paul Fusco, he’s pretty much going to be attached to anything ALF. After all, he is ALF! Sony Pictures Animation is bringing him to the big screen, via the producing team that worked on the Smurfs flick.
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This film will get this image one step closer to reality...
[adrotate banner=”1″]A while back we reported on an animated Popeye film hitting production. Well, production has continued forward much like some sort of spinach metaphor I don’t have the time to think of. Thus, Genndy Tartakovsky is now attached to develop and direct it (he’s also working on a feature film version of his Samurai Jack series!) Sony Pictures Animation is in charge of this project, with Avi and Ari Arad producing via their Arad Productions. David Ronn and Jay Scherick wrote the script back in November and there is no new names for writing yet. No word on the plot, but you can bet it involves spinach in some sort of minor way, probably some violence, and nautical humor.
[adrotate banner=”1″]Of all the double-dipping film races to exist, this is the weirdest one. There are two films in development where people attack the White House, and of course only one Secret Service Agent can save the day. After all, none of these presidents are Harrison Ford, the most butt kicking president ever (take that, Abe Lincoln!)
Sony brings us White House Down, featuring Channing Tatum as a secret service officer and Jamie Foxx as the president. Roland Emmerich directs. Meanwhile, Millennium Films is giving us Olympus Has Fallen, featuring Aaron Eckhart as the president and Gerard Butler as the heroic Secret Service Agent. Angela Bassett will also star, and Antoine Fuqua directs.
If you can’t wait to see people shooting in the White House, be sure to check out Megiddo: The Omega Code 2, as they have a pretty killer White House shootout scene.
Die Hard in a construction zone!