In October 1, 2012, It was reported that Paramount Pictures and Geo Animation Studios are developing a computer-animated film adaptation of Ico. It is being produced by Fumito Ueda and Kenji Kaido, the designers of Ico. It is directed by Chris Jones. However, in August 31, 2013, production of the movie was shut down due to the story being "too dark" for children. In November 12, 2013, the movie was sold to 2BIG3k Animation and Glass Ball Productions and it would be distributed by Universal Studios in North America and Sony Pictures Entertainment internationally and will be released on March 6, 2015.