It’s only Monday, but this week has already been rife with movie news regarding movie adaptations. First, Magneto himself, Michael Fassbender, signed onto the Assassin’s Creed film. Then news arised concerning the Deus Ex and Need for Speed adaptations. And now, it seems the God of War film is on its way to becoming a reality.
While talk of a God of War film dates back all the way to 2005, new writers have finally been brought in to work on the film’s scripts. A pair who has worked together several times in the past, Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, will work on the script that executive producer David Self originally wrote. The pair has worked together on four entries in the Saw film franchise. Now that may not be the most promising news; these films after all were not known for their riveting scripts, but the twosome’s most recent project inspires more confidence in their abilities.
Beloved director Guillermo del Toro is currently working on arguably his first major tentpole action film, Pacific Rim, set to release next year. Melton and Dunstan were brought in to work on the script and made important enough revisions to be credited as writers on the film. Del Toro is known for his creative genius, and, as a fan of his work, I trust his faith in these writers to be more than horror sequel writers.
I question the need for a God of War film — as a guy who only yells a few names, Kratos is not the most compelling character. Hopefully the big-budget action film is a better home for Melton and Dunstan, however, and they can craft an intriguing tale out of the enjoyable game series that lacks a truly empathetic protagonist.