Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton on the God of War Adaptation


The writing team of Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton are at work on a big screen adaptation of the God of War video game series and, during a discussion about their latest effort The Collection (opening this Friday), they provided with an update on how the script is coming along.

The duo were brought in to overhaul a screenplay by David Self. While they have to keep mum about story specifics, they were able to discuss how God of War will be different from similarly-themed films like the Clash of the Titans films and Immortals.

“Those movies can inform the God of War to step in a more bold direction,” said Dunstan. “Not to join those ranks, but to stand head and shoulders apart like other reinventions have done within that genre. The satisfying element is to look at those movies as a commentary on the genre and now say something different.”

Melton added, “Sony games, you think they’d be sacred about the origin story and all of that, but they were encouraging us to make it different from those movies and if that means going in dramatic shifts, they were cool with it. And they’re involved.”