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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

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dso8515
Thursday, July 24, 2008 @ 10:03:00 PM
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I think Vin Diesel would make a pretty good Kratos.

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ZubraZap
Thursday, July 24, 2008 @ 10:10:01 PM
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I think they don't need to make a Metal Gear Movie or a God of War film.

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Reccaman18
Thursday, July 24, 2008 @ 10:13:03 PM

what about a Metal Gear film, and a God of War movie? lol but why not make them?

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Qubex
Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 1:04:37 AM

It's a shame Hollywood is losing the ball somewhat. Whilst Dark Knight proves you can still make a good film, as this generation and the next "next generation" video games will prove... Hollywood is finding it difficult to keep up. They are getting their ideas from the games industry... Bad implimentations of MGS4 and GoWIII will cheapen and tarnish the video game efforts made...

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeAd ToO HoMe"

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ray taylor
Thursday, July 24, 2008 @ 10:12:43 PM
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Bad ass can't wait.

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The_Vandelizer
Thursday, July 24, 2008 @ 10:16:31 PM
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i think Jason Statham would be good!!

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Fabi
Thursday, July 24, 2008 @ 10:22:50 PM
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I completely agree with Zubra, we don't need either. MGS4 was already like a movie, what's the point?

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The_Chimeran
Thursday, July 24, 2008 @ 10:23:51 PM
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I hope this is at least a watchable movie, none of that doa horror. And as for actor i would say chuck norris ftw. lol jking, but really i think that vin diesel would be great, cause he's done that anger issue role before. But my top pick is for a intense cgi kratos, i think that would do better. Also I just don't see how anyone can tackle something like this.

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aaronisbla
Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 12:22:52 AM
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*Points at my Beard* Me God Damn It, Id make a good Kratos, just need some makeup for the sin color

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The_Chimeran
Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 1:05:06 AM

lol, and a completely toned muscular body, then a angry war torn voice, and finally the know how to fight with two hand-blades on chains. Other than that you'd be fine.

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aaronisbla
Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 1:49:11 AM

dont let the pic fool you, its toned, just not to the level of kratos haha

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Jizmack
Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 1:00:53 AM
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patrick swayzy, lol naw...let me think / vin diesel was good idea tho. michael chicklas could make a good fat kratos...

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The_Chimeran
Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 1:06:48 AM

Hey I always wondered, what is your profile pic, i always look at it and think that it's a G.I Joe action figure all polished up but I'm gonna assume that it's not that.

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Aftab
Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 1:24:48 AM
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Jason Statham, though he is my favorite action-star, lacks the hulking brutish presence for the role. But he has the passion and physical prowess. Vin Diesel is too dopey in my opinion, and sucks at choreography, but is highly probably canidate, nonetheless. Can't think of anyone who would really capture Krato's really well...

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Booshwa
Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 1:40:54 AM
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I would think a good actor would be Gerard Butler, I mean he kicked ass in 300, and has experience with greek history. Trim the beard a little bit, add the tattos, and give him 2 blades. Jason Statham is...too english and I don't think he can create the anger that is Kratos.

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Daedusian
Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 1:41:07 AM
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I think the guy that plays as Kratos on those X-Play skits lol. No but I'd have to agree with Aftab about Diesel altho I hate him more lol. Should be interesting to see how it's all put together...

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Fabi
Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 2:46:21 AM
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Daedusian - Agreed, that guy is hilarious.


Link: He hit me!

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MarvelZombies
Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 6:38:46 AM
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Bret Ratner sucks...did anyone say X-Men 3. This as a film adaption is just wrong, but by the powers that are out of my control, if this absolutely had to be made...I would put my vote behind Gerard Butler as Kratos...

Also, Vin Diesel is a little bitch...why would you want the guy from the Pacifier to play a brut...come on people think...

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AscientDire
Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 7:10:49 AM
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I kinda prefer no-names when it comes to big movies

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ThePoetRazel
Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 7:27:56 AM
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To anyone who thinks there's no point in making a movie out of a game. Game's these days tell great stories, and movies tell stories. But these 2 mediums tell stories in very different ways.
So, with a GoW movie or a MGS Movie we'll get to see a great story in another way. Also, who says it'll be the same story that's told in the games? Final Fantasy Spirits Within had an original story.

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Minishmaru
Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 10:23:28 AM
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God of War and Metal Gear are 2 franchises that don't need a movie. They tell an awesome story through video games, I can't think of many games with good stories but those 2 are on the top portion of that small list.

Altho, if they made God of War like 300...that'd be baaaaaaaaadass!

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Reccaman18
Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 2:13:03 PM
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The_Chimeran- his pic is Jonny Cage from Mortal Kombat.

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bamf
Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 7:38:48 PM
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this is another game where I rather see them just take all the cut-scenes and put them together to make a film.

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Godslim
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 4:21:35 AM
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i think Djimon Hounsou would make a bloody brilliant kratos

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javon_27
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 10:50:27 AM
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djimon hounsou would have to gain more muscles or something. he just doesn't seem big enough. Vid diesel if you think about him in pitch black might work, but his head might be too big, and he's too famous. Gerard butler of 300 fame would be great though i don't know if he could pull of a bald head, i mean look at the dude that played on hitma, he looked gay. then we have all these wrestlers that could fit the bill, but how's their acting? But to be honest, kratos didn't exactly have a huge range of emotion, did he?

oh yeah, jason statham? are you kidding me? main reason i have not seen that king movie he starred in. his acting skills are B-movie material

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