God of War Back on Track With New Writer Duo

The last update we heard regarding a big screen version of the hit video game God of War placed Brett Ratner as the adaptation’s director when the project was still at Universal Pictures. Now, years later, Sony Pictures is starting fresh on the property and The Hollywood Reporter says that the studio has brought aboard Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan to draft a screenplay.

The game, created by David Jaffe and Shannon Studstill, was released for PlayStation 2 in March of 2005. Set in ancient Greece, the story follows the battles of the warrior Kratos, who tackles mythological beasts including Medusa, Cyclops and the Hydra. Players navigate Kratos on his quest to find Pandora’s Box and destroy Ares, the god of war.

In addition to work on the upcoming Pacific Rim, Melton and Dunstan have worked on films in the Saw series and the recent Piranha 3DD.

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