Brett Ratner Confirms God of War Movie

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Now I don’t know if Brett Ratner is dreaming of becoming the next Uwe Boll or what, but as far as I can tell, he’s made mention that he wants to direct two movies based on videogames — “God of War” and “Guitar Hero”. When the whole “God of War” rumor surfaced a while back, it was just a rumor. Now, er, not so much. Brett Ratner has confirmed that he will, indeed, be directing a movie version of the game “God of War”, which as far as I can tell, is about some tattoo dude who, like, beats people up in Ancient Rome. Or something. Unsurprisingly, I’ve never played the game. Can you tell?

Says UGO (rather snarkily, I might add):

We caught up with him recently and confirmed either your greatest dream or biggest fear: Brett Ratner is indeed making a movie based on the video game series, God of War. Honestly, I love the Kratos games, however, they aren’t exactly the deepest when it comes to story, so he might just be the right person to handle the film adaptation.

You can see Brett Ratner talking to UGO about waiting for the script for “God of War” to be approved so he can start shooting here.

Meanwhile, here’s a little about what the game is all about:

Unleash the power of the Gods and embark on a merciless quest as Kratos, an ex-Spartan warrior driven to destroy Ares, the God of War. Armed with lethal double chainblades, Kratos must carve through mythology’s darkest creatures – including Medusa, Cyclops, the Hydra and more, while solving intricate puzzles in breathtaking environments. Driven by pure revenge, nothing can stop Kratos from achieving absolution.

The game has already spawn a sequel, the imaginatively titled “God of War 2″.

God of War Movie

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  • xericho

    djimon honshou FTW!

    • god of war

      Gerald Butler will be Kratos

    • god of war

      Gerald Butler will be Kratos

  • xericho

    djimon honshou FTW!

    • god of war

      Gerald Butler will be Kratos

  • gaurang patel

    I Love the game it is the number one game in the hole universe, but i want you to make it like kids can see at like don’t put any of the Nudity.

    • john

      fuck you they can wait to see it then

      • David

        yea fuck you……. Nudity,gore,action….put all that shit in there

        • jason

          it wouldnt be the same without the nudity, gore and action it would ruin the movie without it

      • David

        yea fuck you……. Nudity,gore,action….put all that shit in there

    • john

      fuck you they can wait to see it then

    • baal

      Shut up patel brother kids shouldn’t be playing that game anyway because of the violence so nudity is fine and keep it as close to the game as possible..

    • Anonymous

      yeah im with john put all the sex,gore,volenice in it me speaking for all the fans whe dont want this shit to end up like prince of persia if u want to see ask mom if cant to BAD

    • Anonymous

      yeah im with john put all the sex,gore,volenice in it me speaking for all the fans whe dont want this shit to end up like prince of persia if u want to see ask mom if cant to BAD

    • Anonymous

      yeah im with john put all the sex,gore,volenice in it me speaking for all the fans whe dont want this shit to end up like prince of persia if u want to see ask mom if cant to BAD

    • Clappy

      you just suggested to take out everything that is god of war… next time you have a thought… just keep inside and let it die.

      i still think they should just let T.C. Carson play Kratos. They’re going to have to paint the shit out of who ever plays him anyway… might as well let it be the guy that IS Kratos

    • Static_cherry_chaser42069

      u r stupid thts part of the game so why leave it out ? either all or nothing

  • gaurang patel

    I Love the game it is the number one game in the hole universe, but i want you to make it like kids can see at like don’t put any of the Nudity.

    • john

      fuck you they can wait to see it then

      • David

        yea fuck you……. Nudity,gore,action….put all that shit in there

        • jason

          it wouldnt be the same without the nudity, gore and action it would ruin the movie without it

  • perkele

    man kids are not allowed to see any tits on movies but blowing up heads is fine wtf?

  • perkele

    man kids are not allowed to see any tits on movies but blowing up heads is fine wtf?

  • perkele

    man kids are not allowed to see any tits on movies but blowing up heads is fine wtf?

  • Kevin Grogan

    Whoever is cast to play Kratos, shoud look as much like him as possible. No Jake Gillenhalls or any crap like that- I mean have u seen that guy in the Prince of Persia pics out there- it looks like a joke! The actor to play Kratos needs to be a huge mean- no nonsense type of guy. Let’s get real Kratos is no debater and speach giver! It doesn’t matter if he has an award winning smile, he just needs to be a bad dude. This might even be best captured in the same fashion that the Bowulf flick was done, so it can be digitally enhanced and animated to enhance and change features, and scenery. God of war is a huge sage type of movie, it may get muddied p with alot of big name type actors. I hope we can just get the basic monsters and chain flying sword action with plenty of heads rollin. That’s what it’s all about!

  • Kevin Grogan

    Whoever is cast to play Kratos, shoud look as much like him as possible. No Jake Gillenhalls or any crap like that- I mean have u seen that guy in the Prince of Persia pics out there- it looks like a joke! The actor to play Kratos needs to be a huge mean- no nonsense type of guy. Let’s get real Kratos is no debater and speach giver! It doesn’t matter if he has an award winning smile, he just needs to be a bad dude. This might even be best captured in the same fashion that the Bowulf flick was done, so it can be digitally enhanced and animated to enhance and change features, and scenery. God of war is a huge sage type of movie, it may get muddied p with alot of big name type actors. I hope we can just get the basic monsters and chain flying sword action with plenty of heads rollin. That’s what it’s all about!

    • andy d

      Vin diesel hands down. pain him white with the red stripe tattoo and he’d look exactly like Kratos,plus with his starpower, critics would be forced to take the movie seriously. They may try to be negative about the film, but Vin has the unquestionable credability to pull it off and make it the blockbuster the film deserves to be.

    • andy d

      Vin diesel hands down. pain him white with the red stripe tattoo and he’d look exactly like Kratos,plus with his starpower, critics would be forced to take the movie seriously. They may try to be negative about the film, but Vin has the unquestionable credability to pull it off and make it the blockbuster the film deserves to be.

      • the kid

        just so you know…Vin Diesel doesn’t like doing sequels…so its gonna be tough for him to do this movie.

      • the kid

        just so you know…Vin Diesel doesn’t like doing sequels…so its gonna be tough for him to do this movie.

    • LittleBIGkratos

      What about Vin diesel?

      • Pinpo12

        I think the guy had it right with Gerard Butler, the guy who played Leonitus or however its spelt, the guy from 300. He has the voice down already plus the long beard lol. Just shave his head let him scream and stab and do the dramatic acting scenes and you have a winner. I think he will be great for the part. Furthermore, who the fuck would watch God Of War without the gore and nudity, its a mature game so it should be a R rated movie. Hopefully disney wont have anything to do with it like the Prince of Persia thats coming out. I dont think it should be a kid movie becuase the story is not for kids, a man forced to slaughter his family killing for revenge, let the little ones stick to the ninja turntles and other kid shows.

      • Pinpo12

        I think the guy had it right with Gerard Butler, the guy who played Leonitus or however its spelt, the guy from 300. He has the voice down already plus the long beard lol. Just shave his head let him scream and stab and do the dramatic acting scenes and you have a winner. I think he will be great for the part. Furthermore, who the fuck would watch God Of War without the gore and nudity, its a mature game so it should be a R rated movie. Hopefully disney wont have anything to do with it like the Prince of Persia thats coming out. I dont think it should be a kid movie becuase the story is not for kids, a man forced to slaughter his family killing for revenge, let the little ones stick to the ninja turntles and other kid shows.

        • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

          HARD R all the way. ANd thatnks for agreeing with my choice. it just makes sense. Like I said Kratos should NOT be a giant of a man like Goldberg or Nathan Jones. He should be normal height, just well built. Gerard Butler!

          • Pinpo12

            No problem, I just like Gerard Butler just matches it too well to cast anyone else, there isnt anyone else who could match the angry, grieving, savage nature of this character. He’s the only one who could pull something like this off for a character as deep as Kratos, people dont give his character enough credit or they just dont pay attention to the dialougue in the cut scenes. And this moron who was saying hte big bald guy who died from Acheles in Troy, what the fuck is he smoking, did that guy have any script words to say other than screaming loud in front of the crowd, I dont think so. I sware!! On the Prince of Persian stand point though, I called Jake Guilenhall before the movie was even anounced, he can play the part cuz he matches the look. And if they want the darker side, just give him more makeup to make him look wreched lol. But I do really really wish that Disney didnt touch the story, makes me feel like Ill piss kidney stones.

          • Pinpo12

            No problem, I just like Gerard Butler just matches it too well to cast anyone else, there isnt anyone else who could match the angry, grieving, savage nature of this character. He’s the only one who could pull something like this off for a character as deep as Kratos, people dont give his character enough credit or they just dont pay attention to the dialougue in the cut scenes. And this moron who was saying hte big bald guy who died from Acheles in Troy, what the fuck is he smoking, did that guy have any script words to say other than screaming loud in front of the crowd, I dont think so. I sware!! On the Prince of Persian stand point though, I called Jake Guilenhall before the movie was even anounced, he can play the part cuz he matches the look. And if they want the darker side, just give him more makeup to make him look wreched lol. But I do really really wish that Disney didnt touch the story, makes me feel like Ill piss kidney stones.

          • Um-bum

            Djimon Honsou is the only actor who i think can pull it off besides Gerard Butler. Watch the movie “Blood Diamond”and you will agree

          • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

            I already do agree.

          • Pinpo12

            The spartan is a spartan; he’s white can’t be played by an african american and be legit. Not to go against the guys acting; he is one of my favorite actors and I was very impressed with his character in blood diamond. Much passion in his acting; I wouldnt mind seeing him in something similar and equally as violent to let out that beast he showed when beating that guy with teh shovel lol.

        • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

          HARD R all the way. ANd thatnks for agreeing with my choice. it just makes sense. Like I said Kratos should NOT be a giant of a man like Goldberg or Nathan Jones. He should be normal height, just well built. Gerard Butler!

        • David

          Yea im with you Boi ..

          • David

            Vin Diesel doesn’t do sequels ……well tell him to grow so damn nuts like Kratos …..wtf doesnt do sequels what type of shit it that..

          • David

            Vin Diesel doesn’t do sequels ……well tell him to grow so damn nuts like Kratos …..wtf doesnt do sequels what type of shit it that..

        • David

          Yea im with you Boi ..

    • LittleBIGkratos

      What about Vin diesel?

    • who else?

      what about frankie g?

      • Anonymous

        why cant we put the three most wanted actors in the movie instead of one person
        but vin desel should be hercules since his bitch ass hate sequels gerald Kratos the nathan as ZEUS

      • Anonymous

        why cant we put the three most wanted actors in the movie instead of one person
        but vin desel should be hercules since his bitch ass hate sequels gerald Kratos the nathan as ZEUS

      • Anonymous

        why cant we put the three most wanted actors in the movie instead of one person
        but vin desel should be hercules since his bitch ass hate sequels gerald Kratos the nathan as ZEUS

    • who else?

      what about frankie g?

  • http://mccoy7 Kevin Grogan

    Whoever is cast to play Kratos, shoud look as much like him as possible. No Jake Gillenhalls or any crap like that- I mean have u seen that guy in the Prince of Persia pics out there- it looks like a joke! The actor to play Kratos needs to be a huge mean- no nonsense type of guy. Let’s get real Kratos is no debater and speach giver! It doesn’t matter if he has an award winning smile, he just needs to be a bad dude. This might even be best captured in the same fashion that the Bowulf flick was done, so it can be digitally enhanced and animated to enhance and change features, and scenery. God of war is a huge sage type of movie, it may get muddied p with alot of big name type actors. I hope we can just get the basic monsters and chain flying sword action with plenty of heads rollin. That’s what it’s all about!

    • andy d

      Vin diesel hands down. pain him white with the red stripe tattoo and he’d look exactly like Kratos,plus with his starpower, critics would be forced to take the movie seriously. They may try to be negative about the film, but Vin has the unquestionable credability to pull it off and make it the blockbuster the film deserves to be.

      • the kid

        just so you know…Vin Diesel doesn’t like doing sequels…so its gonna be tough for him to do this movie.

    • LittleBIGkratos

      What about Vin diesel?

      • Pinpo12

        I think the guy had it right with Gerard Butler, the guy who played Leonitus or however its spelt, the guy from 300. He has the voice down already plus the long beard lol. Just shave his head let him scream and stab and do the dramatic acting scenes and you have a winner. I think he will be great for the part. Furthermore, who the fuck would watch God Of War without the gore and nudity, its a mature game so it should be a R rated movie. Hopefully disney wont have anything to do with it like the Prince of Persia thats coming out. I dont think it should be a kid movie becuase the story is not for kids, a man forced to slaughter his family killing for revenge, let the little ones stick to the ninja turntles and other kid shows.

        • Dedpool

          HARD R all the way. ANd thatnks for agreeing with my choice. it just makes sense. Like I said Kratos should NOT be a giant of a man like Goldberg or Nathan Jones. He should be normal height, just well built. Gerard Butler!

          • Pinpo12

            No problem, I just like Gerard Butler just matches it too well to cast anyone else, there isnt anyone else who could match the angry, grieving, savage nature of this character. He’s the only one who could pull something like this off for a character as deep as Kratos, people dont give his character enough credit or they just dont pay attention to the dialougue in the cut scenes. And this moron who was saying hte big bald guy who died from Acheles in Troy, what the fuck is he smoking, did that guy have any script words to say other than screaming loud in front of the crowd, I dont think so. I sware!! On the Prince of Persian stand point though, I called Jake Guilenhall before the movie was even anounced, he can play the part cuz he matches the look. And if they want the darker side, just give him more makeup to make him look wreched lol. But I do really really wish that Disney didnt touch the story, makes me feel like Ill piss kidney stones.

        • David

          Yea im with you Boi ..

          • David

            Vin Diesel doesn’t do sequels ……well tell him to grow so damn nuts like Kratos …..wtf doesnt do sequels what type of shit it that..

    • who else?

      what about frankie g?