GOD OF WAR Movie Scribes Talk about Adapting Kratos for the Big Screen

GOD OF WAR Movie Scribes Talk about Adapting Kratos for the Big Screen

GOD OF WAR Movie Scribes Talk about Adapting Kratos for the Big Screen

Will humanizing Kratos rob the character of his badassery? Find out some of what writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan have in store for everyone's favorite bald, albino God killer after the jump!

Speaking with IGN on Thursday, Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, probably best known for writing the last four SAW sequels, had this to say about how the character of Kratos will be handled in their adaptation:

"In the same way that Batman was grounded with Christopher Nolan's rendition, we were attempting to do that with Kratos so that when we meet him -- like they're doing in this newest game, which is sort of a prequel to the original -- we're seeing him before he became the Ghost of Sparta, when he was just a Spartan warrior and he had family and kids."

"In the game... there's that attack from the barbarians and Kratos has to call upon Ares to help him. Really, that's going to be our first act break. Before then, he's going to be mortal, and he's going to have his family. We're going to learn about him and understand how he operates. So it's potentially 30 minutes -- give or take -- of building up this character so that, when he does turn and becomes the Ghost of Sparta, we understand him as a human and we understand the journey that he's going to take. We're emotionally invested, so that it could go beyond just this one movie."

In addition, Melton and Dunstan stated that they wanted their version of Ares to be a little more goal oriented in his villainy.

"In the game, you know, he's immortal, and he doesn't really do much besides raid Athens... So we're trying to build him up a bit more, too, so that he can become a true villain."

No release date has currently been set for the GOD OF WAR movie, nor has a director been named. It is being produced by ATLAS ENTERTAINMENT.

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