Talk of a feature film based the God of War franchise is nothing new, but a recent report suggests that things are moving forward and fans may be closer than ever to seeing Kratos unleash havoc on the big-screen.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the screenwriting pair of Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, who wrote numerous Saw films, have been tapped by Universal to rewrite the adaption of God of War. The news comes just days after we learned that Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, X-Men: First Class) will be starring in and co-producing an Assassin’s Creed film for Ubisoft Motion Pictures.
Obviously, no details regarding their plans for the script have been revealed, but their previous work on the Saw films, and the creature-feature Piranha 3DD, may leave fans wondering if they can pull it off.
While b-movie horror may be what the duo is most well-known for, they also put together a little spec script, titled Monstropolis, that caught the eye of Pacific Rim director, Guillermo Del Toro. Their work with Del Toro has apparently set them on a new path, focused on the action tentpole genre that a God of War movie would no doubt fall under.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on the God of War movie as more information is revealed.