Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan Talk God of War Adaptation
Back in July we told you that writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (Piranha 3DD, the Saw franchise) were brought in by Sony Pictures to rewrite the big screen adaptation of the hit video game God of War, and now we have a progress update!
"In the same way that Batman was grounded with Christopher Nolan's rendition, we were attempting to do that with Kratos so that when we meet him -- like they're doing in this newest game, which is sort of a prequel to the original -- we're seeing him before he became the Ghost of Sparta, when he was just a Spartan warrior and he had family and kids," they told IGN. "In the game... there's that attack from the barbarians and Kratos has to call upon Ares to help him. Really, that's going to be our first act break. Before then, he's going to be mortal, and he's going to have his family. We're going to learn about him and understand how he operates. So it's potentially 30 minutes -- give or take -- of building up this character so that, when he does turn and becomes the Ghost of Sparta, we understand him as a human and we understand the journey that he's going to take. We're emotionally invested so that it could go beyond just this one movie."
As for Ares, he will be a more proactive villain in the movie. "In the game, you know, he's immortal, and he doesn't really do much besides raid Athens... So we're trying to build him up a bit more, too, so that he can become a true villain."
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