Saw Writers to Re-Cut Into the God of War

Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan on the set of My Bloody Valentine (2009) Movie ImageLooks like Universal is serious about getting that “God of War” movie up and running. Or at least, serious-ish enough to drop some cash on a pair of writers to rewrite an existing script for them.

The writing duo who have been given that honor are horror writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, the boys behind the low-budget “Feast” films, who jumped into the moderately budgeted “Saw” franchise, and recently assisted on the bouncing boobs goodness that was John Gulager’s “Piranha 3DD” and did some work on Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim”. (FYI: According to IMDB.com that’s Melton and Dunstan on the set of “My Bloody Valentine” to your left. The boys like to have fun.)

“God of War” will of course be based on the series of bestselling fighting games by Sony Computer Entertainment, which chronicled the pissed off adventures of a tan-challenged Spartan named Kratos as he goes around slaughtering the Gods in the name of vengeance or some such.

The duo boards the film after writer David Self (“Road to Perdition”) had already taken his crack at it. Yes, the guys who wrote the “Saw” and “Feast” films and recently “Piranha 3DD” have just been tapped to rewrite something from the guy responsible for “Road to Perdition” and “Thirteen Days”. Welcome to Hollywood. (Then again, Self also wrote “The Wolf Man”, so…)

Charles Roven and Alex Gartner are producing for Universal.

Kratos in the God of War Game

Via : THR