Screenwriters give insight to upcoming God of War filmPosted 5:41 pm on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 by Narvin Seegoolam
The God of War movie, is an idea that has been tossed around since 2008. Since then, not a lot has been spoken about the film until not. Recently, Piranha 3DD writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton sat down with IGN to talk about rewriting the script since the departure of writer David Self (Road to Perdition). The duo also just completed putting the final touches on Guillermo Del Toro’s upcoming film, Pacific Rim.
In the interview, they talk about trying to update the script so that it is set apart from movies like 300 and Immortals. Melton talks about how the plot of the movie might be setup.
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.
Dunstan explains how they play on bringing more human characteristics to Kratos.
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.
Melton then explains this a bit more in depth.
With God of War, the studio’s saying, ‘We’re going to spend $150 million to make this movie. We really need to understand this character and get behind him and feel his pain and feel his emotions so that, when he is in these giant set pieces, we’re in there with him and we’re feeling it.’ That is a critique of some of these big action films is that they often get too big and just become noise; you’re not invested in the character.
Well judging by the interview, it seems like things seem to be going well for the film, at least the script aspect of it. As of right now, there aren’t any actors confirmed for the film. My pick would be The Rock. He’s got the size and the acting talent. Hugh Jackman would be good as well. Who would you choose as Kratos?
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