Universal Sets 'Saw' Writers on 'God of War' Adaptation

Posted 1:09 PM July 11th, 2012 by Binh Ngo
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Patrick Melton and Marcus Dustan, the screenwriters for the Saw horror films, have been hired by Universal to rewrite the script for the Sony Computer Entertainment's God of War video game adaptation. They'll be working off a draft by David Self, who is executive producing the movie.

Universal bought the feature rights to the video game back in 2005, but there was no movement on the movie until this recent hire.

The God of War video games series centers on a warrior named Kratos, who seeks revenge against the Greek gods for wrongs done to him. There are a total of six titles in the series, with a seventh on the way.

As the success of the series demonstrated, there's a market out there for games depicting Greek gods being beaten into a bloody pulp, but will that success translate over to the movie side?

If the recent Clash of the Titans and it's sequel, Wrath of the Titans, are any indication, the answer is yes. They want to see those Greek gods get their comeuppance – especially if it's wrapped up in a 3D effects-filled package.

Let's see if God of War can get beyond the scripting stages this time. After all, the explosion of Battleship at the box office is still being felt at Universal.

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