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

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: β€œHe 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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  • 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

      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.

  • Uwe Boll

    Manny Pacquiao should play Kratos.

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

      Eh not so much. Doesn’t look that bad. But he’s tiny.

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

      Eh not so much. Doesn’t look that bad. But he’s tiny.

  • Uwe Boll

    Manny Pacquiao should play Kratos.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com Dedpool

      Eh not so much. Doesn’t look that bad. But he’s tiny.

  • http://yahoo.com/ tuti frutiy

    only two actors come to mind jason statham or t.c carson. It’d probably kick ass if it was a 3-d cartoon like beowulf but i doubt that. Have a fear that he might ruin the essence of the game with him jus trying to make some quick cash

  • http://yahoo.com tuti frutiy

    only two actors come to mind jason statham or t.c carson. It’d probably kick ass if it was a 3-d cartoon like beowulf but i doubt that. Have a fear that he might ruin the essence of the game with him jus trying to make some quick cash

  • Keanu

    HELL NAH! JASON SATHAM CANT POSSIBLY PULL OFF THE KICK ASS ROLE OF KRATOS! THIS STORY LINE IS SIMPLY TO MUCH FOR THIS ACTOR TO HANDLE.

  • Keanu

    COME ON, DONT BE NIEVE. HE CANT DO IT!!!!!

  • Keanu

    you know what, if the movie is animated, he would do a phenominal job.

  • Jay

    VIN DIESEL SHOULD PLAY KRATOS

  • Joetam2005

    That guy from Amistad should play Kratos