God of War film may have “dramatic” story changes

Thursday, 29 November 2012 00:24 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Sony has given God of War scriptwriters Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan the green light to rewrite Kratos’s story if necessary.

Speaking with Shock Till You Drop, the pair said Sony is particularly keen to ensure the movie isn’t just a clone of Clash of the Titans and Immortals.

“Those movies can inform the God of War to step in a more bold direction. 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,” Dunstan said.

Doing say may also mean stepping away from the canon of the games, though.

“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 of it. And they’re involved,” Melton added.

The God of war movie is said to be an origins story, a little like Batman Begins.

Thanks, Polygon.