CATEGORIES Action, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Deals, Sony, Warner Brothers, Comic/Superhero/Geek, Games and Game Movies, Movie News, CinematicalI have to admit it's kind of funny that if you do a quick search for the screenwriter Justin Marks, you will get "the guy they brought in to f*ck up He-Man" in your results (probably not very funny to him, but what can you do?). 'Digital reputations' aside, you have to hand it to the guy: with only a few credits to his name, he's managed to attach himself to some high-profile 'geek' properties in the last year. Marks will be working on McG's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo, as well as Green Arrow: Escape From Supermax and Suicide Squad for Warner Brothers. Now, the latest to be added to the pile according to Variety is courtesy of Sony, who has hired Marks to write the screenplay for a feature film version of the PlayStation 2 game, Shadow of the Colossus.
Colossus centers on a young man named Wander who must battle sixteen giant bad-guys -- and I mean giant -- if he wishes to restore the life of a young girl. The game wasn't your usual action adventure fare, and players spent most of their time traveling on horseback in a desolate (but beautiful) landscape. In fact, the only action you see is when you encounter one of the 'Colossi'. Ultimately, the title was less action and adventure, and more of a puzzle game where you had to discern the weakness of each Colossi if you were to have a hope in hell of defeating it.
Since the game itself is pretty sparse on the details, Marks will most likely be tasked with trying to fill in a little more story in between action set-pieces. Of course, the big question still remains: Is Marks your man if you're looking for interesting characters and a solid story?