Submitted by slapsta72 756d ago | news

Don't expect the God of War movie to be faithful to the game

The screenwriters discuss the upcoming film and comment that they are taking liberties with Kratos' origin. (God of War, Industry, PS2, PS3)

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Zuperman  +   756d ago
1. stick to the original story or else >_<
cgoodno  +   756d ago
I agree. Stick to the original story

guitarded77  +   756d ago
It would be very stupid to stray from the God of War story we all know. The people who will be most likely to see the movie are already going to know the story of Kratos. No need to bring in artistic interpretation, it will just make people mad. Nice to see Zuperman with 23 agrees and 0 disagrees... finally something everyone on n4g can agree on.
cgoodno  +   756d ago
@guitarded: I know, I just find it funny that most people don't know the "original" story. Most people think GoW is the original story. Just file my response above under an attempt to get someone to recognize his role in mythology versus just his role in the games (which, honestly, are all over the place).

I do hope the movies doesn't come off too much like the games did in the end where he is more the petulant child with big daddy issues and wanting to destroy everything out of anger.
guitarded77  +   756d ago
I want all the gratuitous gore and nudity the game offers. Kinda wish they'd let HBO make it a series, they know how to make great series with blood and boobs. Oh, I wasn't disagreeing with your comment, I was just stating my thoughts on the matter :D
calis  +   755d ago
"I know, I just find it funny that most people don't know the "original" story."

Just because you read a webpage doesn't make you a subject matter expert. They're not going to follow that mythology seeing as it completely changes his role from the games.
cgoodno  +   755d ago
***Just because you read a webpage doesn't make you a subject matter expert.***

What does that have to do with anything? I don't need to be a subject matter expert (meaning: have a degree in Fine Arts specific to the studies of mythology) to know his original story. Kind of like how I don't need to have a PhD in Mathematics to know that 2+2=4.

***They're not going to follow that mythology seeing as it completely changes his role from the games.***

I think you missed my point. You should probably read the OP post which I was responding.
calis  +   755d ago
Yeah I very much doubt he was referring to that original story.
SilentNegotiator  +   756d ago
Or else we'll try out some of Kratos's moves.

....uh, and not the ones he does off-screen.
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RememberThe357  +   756d ago
I don't know if I'm that worried. Sounds like Sony told them to make the best movie script they could and if that means changing something then so be it. I'd rather they make a good God of War movie and change some things then make a shitty movie and stick completely to what has already been told.

I'd much rather them make a good movie that stays true to the original story line, but I'll take the quality if its all I can get.

My only hope is that they stay true to what God of War is about; pure unleashed vengeance and keep the depth of pain Kratos shows. They could so easily make it some shallow "I hate you so I will kill you" take that would be completely boring. Kratos isn't just a badass, he's a badass for a good reason.
BitbyDeath  +   756d ago

Here's the actual quote -

"they were encouraging us to make it different from those movies"

Title should be changed as it is entirely misleading.
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ATi_Elite  +   755d ago
There will only be Chaos.........
if you completely go away from the Video Game story and make some CRAP like the FarCry movie!

Just stick to the script.....and add great special effects!

Ghee Whiz it's all laid out for you already.....just play the game and copy everything into the movie!
xtremeimport  +   755d ago
how to piss off a massive chunk of your potential viewers of the film.

announce you're thinking about changing the storyline.
Oh_Yeah  +   755d ago
Whatever they do, they need to get Gerard Butler to play Kratos and don't make it CGI! Hate cgi movies unless it's some pixar type stuff, those are my requests.
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yewles1  +   756d ago
Immediate fail.
Alos88  +   756d ago
Don't expect it to be good, either.
CommonSense  +   756d ago
It'll just be another incredibly crappy, low-budget-looking film directed by a guy who knows nothing about games or their lore.

eg, prince of persia, doom, resident evil, hitman, mortal kombat, everything by Uwe Boll, etc..
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rustyspoon80  +   756d ago
Mortal Kombat stuck to the lore of the games. The first was pretty decent.

Also, this story doesn't say they're changing anything. Its just says they're making it different from other similar movies. (Clash of the Titans films and Immortals).
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Rip-Ridah  +   756d ago
Thank u rustyspoon. I logged in JUST to bring this to my fellow GOW fans. I'm not sure WHY the submitter used that sensational headline for the title, but the article only speaks of deviating from the Clash of the Titans & Immortals. There is no proof nor suggestion (at least in this article) that the writer/director is going to butcher/not remain faithful to the God of War game to movie adaption. They very well may screw it up, but I hope they don't. I just want the Kratos actor to lip-sync T.C. Carson's voice. Imo, Kratos' voice is as distinguishable as Solid Snake's, Nathan Drake's, & Sam Fisher's. Also, use Linda Hunter as the narrator of the movie. Not likely to happen, but one can hope. "The directors of Hollywood have abandoned me. Now there is no hope."
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kneon  +   756d ago

I agree the article is stretching things a bit. I can't see them deviating too far off the main story line. The GOW story is actually very good and his unbounded hatred of the gods is perfectly explained by the early events of the first game. I can't see them coming up with a better motivation for his hatred and if they tone down the rage then it just wouldn't be Kratos.

As for Linda Hunt narrating, why not? She has done a lot of narration work in various movies and documentaries.
Rip-Ridah  +   756d ago
@ kneon

You are absolutely right about Linda Hunt being MORE than capable/logical to do the narration because of her former experience in film. When I said 'Not likely to happen' I was mainly referring to the Kratos actor lip-syncing T.C. Carson. My editing messed my point up. My bad. I love hearing her voice, btw. Maybe I have a gilf-like crush on her. Lol...that was a joke...

kind of. ;-)
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majiebeast  +   755d ago
Rusty dont forget it brought us the awesome mortal kombat track that basicly every gamer knows.
bunfighterii  +   756d ago
like all game to movie movies, it'll be God of War in name only. The rest will be poorly scribed drawl.
Kennytaur  +   756d ago
Then why make it and name it after the game?
BioDio  +   756d ago
I can understand why SOME movies about games are not faithful to the original content, BUT, GoW is extremely cinematography, and it's origins are ok for a movie, THERE IS NO REASON TO CHANGE IT!! In fact, if they kept to the story, they didn't had much work, because the script IS ALREADY DONE!!
FrostyZipper  +   756d ago
Well at least they're honest about it unlike a certain unprofessional writer-director/professional dick bag who 'faithfully' adapted one much-adored Capcom franchise.
th3n00bg4m3r  +   756d ago
Tontus  +   756d ago
Sony are spending around $150 million on this project so it's not a low-budget film, hopefully they'll have a great director and this film will be at least good, a God of War film has so much potential to be great but it's going to be hard to find the perfect actor to play Kratos and they have to stick as close as possible to the original story.

This could be the greatest game to film adaptation ever or the most embarrassing, I am looking forward to finding out.
Flatbattery  +   756d ago
Why? As has already been said, the story is already there, and it's not bad.....So again, why?
MattyG  +   756d ago
I can see it now... "Kratos Goes Hollywood: The Quest for Babes"
tiffac008  +   756d ago
That is not exactly what we wanted to hear...
Rip-Ridah  +   756d ago
See comments 4.1 & 4.1.1.
tiffac008  +   756d ago
Got it, thanks. I'll keep my hopes up.
Deusthousand  +   756d ago
Make it CG. Live action will ruin it.
Rupee  +   756d ago
I expect:

1)Kratos will yell
2)there will be blood
Y_5150  +   756d ago
I rather see a Gow movie than no Gow movie.
I'm a fan of that crappy Mario movie.
SageHonor  +   756d ago
It's hollywood. Of course they wont
ForgottenProphecy  +   756d ago
I was looking forward to this movie, but not anymore. The story is nothing short of stellar, and actually fits in with other stories of Greek-Mythology.
Hicken  +   756d ago
Read the article.
BitbyDeath  +   756d ago
Jason Momoa for Kratos!
counselorterry  +   755d ago
The only thing that matters is the rating. If they go pg13 to try and fill more seats with a younger audience it's going to suck and not be true to Kratos. If it's not rated R it will be a dissapointment.
devilhunterx  +   755d ago
THIS IS SPARTA!(kicks ZEUS down a well)
DarthBigE  +   755d ago
Gory as 300
as well told as 300
awesome like 300
make it 3D with a scene of the blades of chaos coming out of the screen.
stick to the original story as much as possible and should be good. =)
kratos_TheGoat  +   755d ago
More blood
more boob
more yelling by a better actor
god of war movie will sell a lot
$$Rated R/NC-17 For Everybody$$
Magic_Spatula  +   755d ago
Get Sony Santa Monica involved. Get David Jaffe involved. Cast Jason Momoa as Kratos. DO IT SONY!!!!!
Godmars290  +   755d ago
This must be that famous anti-synergy between company divisions that's driving Sony down the tubes that I've been hearing about.
yeahokchief  +   755d ago
Orionsangel  +   755d ago
Oh yes of course! Change it Hollywood. After all you guys know best, like that God Awful Mario Movie. Fuck you and your arrogance Hollywood. Your thinking you can improve on every license you buy. All you do is fuck it up and alienate fans!
Drainage  +   755d ago
who is Hollywood?
Godmars290  +   755d ago
That chick in 1941, the 1979 movie comedy where in the opening they parody the first scene in Jaws, only she gets the parascope of Japanese sun up her cooch and the one guy who sees her can only say "Hollywood!" for the rest of the movie.

And now you know.

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