“The Collection” scribes Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton are the duo behind the upcoming film adaptation of the “God of War” video game series.
In an interview this week, the pair claim it will be quite different to both the “Clash of the Titans” remake and last year’s “Immortals”, films that cover the same territory as the games. “Immortals” in particular was heavily influenced by the series.
“Those movies can inform ‘God of War’ to step in a more bold direction,” Dunstan tells STYD. “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 added, “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 of it. And they’re involved.”