The scriptwriters behind the upcoming movie adaptation of God of War have revealed Sony has OK’d the pair to rewrite Kratos’s story if deemed necessary.
Chatting with Shock Till You Drop, Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan also said that Sony is keen to avoid the film turning into a mere knock-off of Clash of the Titans and the Immortals.
“Those movies can inform the 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,” commented Dunstan.
“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,” Melton added.
Details on the God of War flick are thin on the ground, though early reports indicate that it will go down the origins route in a similar vein to Batman Begins.
As for Kratos’s videogame antics, he’ll be returning for another bloodbath outing in the PlayStation 3-exclusive prequel God of War: Ascension in March 2013.