God Of War Movie Takes Another Step
It was several years ago when Universal Studios nailed down the rights to a God of War movie, but we haven't heard much about it since. However, there's finally some movement in this area, which may or may not have anything to do with the impending God of War III for the PlayStation 3.
According to WorthPlaying, the movie now has a scriptwriter and a producer, which is a big step in the right direction. David Self will handle the script, and he's known for "Road to Perdition," while Brett Ratner, responsible for the "Rush Hour" and "X-Men" movies, will be the producer. We still don't have a date for the movie's release, but we'd love to just say "TBA 2009," although that might be a tad optimistic at this rate. Then again, considering the fact that GoWIII might launch before the first quarter of next year is over, perhaps it's more realistic than optimistic... The course of movie production can be a long and complicated one, especially when it comes to a film that strives to be an action extravaganza. It takes time to push the envelope, ya know.
Of course, it takes a lot less time to produce garbage, which is how most movies based on video games end up. It'd be a damn shame to have that happen to a "God of War" movie; we're talking about some of the finest titles in history, here. And by the way, which actor would make for a good Kratos...? That role is essential.
7/24/2008 Ben Dutka