Writing partners Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (Feast, various Saw films, Piranha 3DD) are hard at work adapting Sony's God of War franchise for the big screen, and they're looking to separate it from the pack of epics with similar thrills. Movies like Clash of the Titans and Immortals have made their mark, but the duo is looking to take God of War in a "more bold direction."
Melton and Dunstan spoke to film site Shock Till You Drop about their script, and how Sony is offering them plenty of freedom when it comes to making it its own unique beast.
Dunstan: "Those movies can inform [God of War] to step in a more bold direction. Not to join those ranks, but to stand head and shoulders apart like other reinventions have done within that genre. The satisfying element is to look at those movies as a commentary on the genre and now say something different."
Melton: "Sony games, you think they'd be sacred about the origin story and all of that, but they were encouraging us to make it different from those movies and if that means going in dramatic shifts, they were cool [about] it. And they're involved."
The pair have also been doing some work on Guillermo del Toro's upcoming Kaiju vs. Mech film, Pacific Rim, which we posted a quick little teaser for yesterday.