3. Shadow of the Colossus
Of all of the currently in-development video game movies, Shadow of the Colossus might have the most talent attached to it. Josh Trank, director of the wonderful Chronicle, is scheduled to direct, and Hanna writer Seth Lochhead is currently hard at work on the script. The game, too, is worthy of attention, ranking as one of 100 best games of all time. Should be great, right? Well, no--not exactly.
Shadow of the Colossus doesn't really work outside of the context of the game--it's a series of boss battles separated by long expanses of adventuring, neither of which could carry an entire film. The bleak, empty, quiet world works because it's bleak, empty, and desolate, and adding noise besides the clop of hooves and the roar of colossi suddenly destroys the fragile fairy tale that the story is built on. If it's true to the game in any way, the film will be a disaster--and if it's not, there's no reason to even attach it to Shadow of the Colossus in the first place.