It’s been a big week for video game fans hoping to see some of today’s biggest titles getting the big-screen treatment. In the past few days we’ve heard that Michael Fassbender plans to produce and star in an Assassin’s Creed movie, DreamWorks’ Need for Speed got a release date, and CBS Films purchased the rights to Deus Ex.
Now, Universal has found new writers for its adaptation of the Sony Computer Entertainment game God of War. Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, the writing duo behind several of the Saw films as well as Warner Brothers’ Pacific Rim, will revise a script written by the film’s executive producer, David Self.
God of War was first released in 2005 for the PlayStation 2. Since then it has spawned two major platform sequels, with a third in development, as well as a mobile phone game and two PSP games.
The series follows the exploits of Kratos, a vengeful Spartan warrior. In the first game, he fights several mythological beasts on his quest for Pandora’s Box, the key to defeating Ares, the god of war.
Charles Roven (The Dark Knight) and Alex Gartner (Get Smart) will produce under Atlas Entertainment.