Is Brett Ratner the Next Uwe Boll? Directing God of War?

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I swear, I haven’t seen this much hate directed at one man since, well, Uwe Boll came onto the scene. Fanboys really, really, REALLY don’t like Brett Ratner. I don’t know why myself; sure, he’s a middling filmmaker, and like Paul W.S. Anderson, he usually turns what should have been an epic movie into an “Eh” film. But really, is that enough to hate the man with such a passion? If not, then maybe this will be: Brett Ratner is currently making noise about directing the “God of War” movie, based on the popular game of the same name, and he’s officially bragging about “doing movies that come from videogames”.

Film Junk has this news about Ratner and “God of War”:

Now, Advertising Age also has a longer write-up on [Brett Ratner's] new branding consultancy business (which in itself is pretty amusing and definitely worth a read). However, at the tail end of the article, they drop this juicy little tidbit: “He also mentioned that he might be working on a movie adaptation of the video game God of War.”

Obviously the operative word there is “might”, as in, he could probably just be floating the idea around to see how people react.

In any case, there’s this from Joystiq, concerning Ratner’s newfound love affair for videogames and movies based on videogames:

Ratner’s new branding company has tasked itself with melding popular culture and marketing.

Ratner’s gaming connections won’t end with plastic guitars though: The director says he’ll “be doing movies that come from videogames,” specifically citing his access to the Activision brain trust.

Uh oh, Uwe. Looks like you’re about to get company there, chief.

But of course, Ratner won’t be completely diving into videogames very soon; he’s got “Beverly Hills Cop 4″ with Eddie Murphy coming out in 2010.

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  • GOWFAN

    PLEASE just don’t let it suck @$$ like the dragonball movie lol
    It’s hard enought being a nerdy fan of DbZ, havint to tolerate another horrid remake would be torture to say the least.

  • GOWFAN

    PLEASE just don’t let it suck @$$ like the dragonball movie lol
    It’s hard enought being a nerdy fan of DbZ, havint to tolerate another horrid remake would be torture to say the least.

  • annie

    is it going to be an animated movie or what??? i hope not i like that game its crazy but i hope they wont screw it up…

  • annie

    is it going to be an animated movie or what??? i hope not i like that game its crazy but i hope they wont screw it up…

  • annie

    is it going to be an animated movie or what??? i hope not i like that game its crazy but i hope they wont screw it up…

  • The Real God Of War

    Kratos can be played only by one man, it must be Jason Statham!!!

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

      I’m sorry but I have to disagree. There’s only one man who can play Kratos, and he’s already been the King of Sparta. Gerard Butler. Or if it has to be someone else let it be Dominic Purcell from “Prison Break” and “Blade:Trinity.” As for Ratner directing I’m not putting much stock in that as this article is now over a year old and it’s the first I’ve heard of it. But yeah I’d definitely rather someone else. Del Toro perhaps.

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

      I’m sorry but I have to disagree. There’s only one man who can play Kratos, and he’s already been the King of Sparta. Gerard Butler. Or if it has to be someone else let it be Dominic Purcell from “Prison Break” and “Blade:Trinity.” As for Ratner directing I’m not putting much stock in that as this article is now over a year old and it’s the first I’ve heard of it. But yeah I’d definitely rather someone else. Del Toro perhaps.

  • The Real God Of War

    Kratos can be played only by one man, it must be Jason Statham!!!

  • The Real God Of War

    Kratos can be played only by one man, it must be Jason Statham!!!

    • Dedpool

      I’m sorry but I have to disagree. There’s only one man who can play Kratos, and he’s already been the King of Sparta. Gerard Butler. Or if it has to be someone else let it be Dominic Purcell from “Prison Break” and “Blade:Trinity.” As for Ratner directing I’m not putting much stock in that as this article is now over a year old and it’s the first I’ve heard of it. But yeah I’d definitely rather someone else. Del Toro perhaps.

  • the god of war trillogy licker

    i wouldnt mind it being a cartoon actually the games were pretty good and the cutscenes were good too if they made the movies a cartoon like the cutscenes in the game i wouldnt mind it at all and would definatley watch it

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

      That’d be interesting. Though after watching the “Dante’s Inferno” anime I wouldn’t mind seeing it done in the different anime styles either.

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

      That’d be interesting. Though after watching the “Dante’s Inferno” anime I wouldn’t mind seeing it done in the different anime styles either.

  • the god of war trillogy licker

    i wouldnt mind it being a cartoon actually the games were pretty good and the cutscenes were good too if they made the movies a cartoon like the cutscenes in the game i wouldnt mind it at all and would definatley watch it