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GOD OF WAR On Its Way To The Bigscreen!!

Hi, everyone. "Moriarty" here with some Rumblings From The Lab...

This is awesome news. GOD OF WAR is one of the few games I’ve actually finished in recent memory, and it wasn’t because it was easy (it wasn’t, actually, especially in those final maddening Hell levels), but because the narrative was so compelling. I had to finish. It was simply a case of wanting to know how the whole thing ended, and knowing that I’d do whatever the game demanded in order to see how all the pieces came together. I hope the film plays like the biggest fucked up steroid-dream version of what a Harryhausen film could be. VARIETY broke the story, and what few details there are so far follow:

Universal Pictures has secured the movie rights to video game God of War, created by Sony Computer Entertainment. Mosaic Media Group's Charles Roven and Alex Gartner will produce the feature adaptation.

In the game, players can unleash the power of the Gods and embark on a merciless quest as Kratos, an ex-Spartan warrior driven to destroy Ares, the God of War. Armed with lethal double chainblades, Kratos must carve through mythology’s darkest creatures— including Medusa, Cyclops, the Hydra and more, while solving intricate puzzles in breathtaking environments. Driven by pure revenge, nothing can stop Kratos from achieving absolution.

The game, created by David Jaffe and Shannon Studstill, was released in March. A writer or director has not yet been attached to the project.

Thanks to all 7,000 of you who e-mailed me about this.

"Moriarty" out.





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  • July 27, 2005, 5:02 a.m. CST

    mmm, i think i'll have to check this game out!

    by mansep

    (not sure how it passed me by!)

  • July 27, 2005, 5:20 a.m. CST

    PG-13? Stephen Sommers to direct?

    by godoffireinhell

    Sounds like this could be 2007's VAN HELSING.

  • July 27, 2005, 5:58 a.m. CST

    I'm sure we'll get the topless nymphs and prisoners push

    by FrankDrebin

    I want this to be a Clash Of The Titans for the new millenium, but 'godoffireinhell' is probably right. We'll get cgi monsters less convincing than anything Harryhausen did half a century ago.

  • July 27, 2005, 6:18 a.m. CST

    its a pity...

    by Cory849

    This will now lamguish in development hell for a dozen years. if and when it does finally get made, it will be pablum. or straight to video.

  • July 27, 2005, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Instead of the obvious choice, Vin Diesel, maybe someone else de

    by Mr. Profit

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1546304/

  • July 27, 2005, 8:17 a.m. CST

    it needs a good director

    by JiggamanSpence

    and they need to stay really really true to the game, and this movie will be amazing. the game was the best ive ever played.

  • July 27, 2005, 8:35 a.m. CST

    a good actor

    by the beef

    This part will probably end up with Diesel or THE ROCK, but I don't know if the ROCK has got the attitude in him necessary for this badass. I say give it Diesel, it's practically Riddick territory. In fact I probably wouldn't even mind if you let David Twohy helm it, just give him a good script to work with and he would do pretty good I think. Even though CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK pretty much sucked, the look of it would match up well with GOD OF WAR.

  • July 27, 2005, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Okay pg13=

    by FNORDcinco1

    AUTOMATIC SUCK ASS!!! This game made its name on its kill system. So yeah, anything below an R = ASA

  • July 27, 2005, 9:11 a.m. CST

    by hibern8

    Mr. Boll, please to be not touching!!! And FNORD's right, Kill it up right, or don't bother!

  • July 27, 2005, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Chances of this working........

    by tile_mcgillus

    Phenomenal game that could be a fantastic movie but we all know that the chances of success for this film are almost nil. I guess we will have to see Doom and how well it works. I can just see this movie being utterly destroyed like ever video game motion picture in history.

  • July 27, 2005, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Wishful Thinking and monkeys will fly out of my ass

    by tile_mcgillus

    Maybe this will be the coming of the video game movies like that of the comic books in the last decade. Remember when Blade brought about a compotent X-men movie which brought about Spider-man and a plethora of others. Myabe Doom brings about a respectful to the source material Halo and God of War which facilitates Zelda, Metriod, Metal Gear Solid, Devil May Cry etc. Now that is what I call wishful thinking.

  • July 27, 2005, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Oh, yes!

    by decypher44

    I don't game myself, but I've watched and "helped" my son play this. Fuckin' great game! And I don't care what some may say, I say give the lead to Diesel. As "the beef" said, it's practically Riddick terrirtory and he did an awesome job with that. I just pray they get a great writer and director for this. I couldn't venture to guess who, but someone who will film a very gritty film with all of it's violent glory. Yes, it will have CGI (which movie doesn't?), so could it go to WETA, please? No ILM! I want realism!

  • July 27, 2005, 10:28 a.m. CST

    I agree with Dr. Boll, except

    by Hamtaro_Hentai

    That the lead should go to Mr. T.

  • July 27, 2005, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Oh wow I can't wait for this

    by sith-vol

    Oh wait...yes I can. Yet another in the long line of crap ideas from Hollywood. Enough with the video game shit already. Doesn't the film industry turn out enough crap without the need to delve into the video game thing over and over again? What's next Madden the movie?

  • July 27, 2005, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Why ?

    by SpankyCheeks

    Why can't the movie companies and the video game companies get the shit together? Either the movie kicks ass and the game sucks or the games rules and the movie sucks. How about a good movie and a good game?

  • July 27, 2005, 11:21 a.m. CST

    oh sweet god please don't let uwe boll direct this

    by josh_strapp

    hopefully it will be R rated and not PG-13. hope the movie will be as bitchin as the game

  • July 27, 2005, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Why of course! It was a successful videogame!

    by Nocturnaloner

    Hollywood is so fucking terrified of creativity these days that it makes me want to weep.

  • July 27, 2005, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Let the creative team behind the game make the movie!

    by Doom II

    There's an interesting thought! If they can produce an amazing game in the first place with the scope and action of an epic film, just let them take the next step. Hollywood tends to fuck up every property they come in contact with because they are so out of touch with just about everything except the almighty dollar. Fuck money. I would rather make a masterpiece film that bombs and is enjoyed for generations to come than make a quick 150 million disposable shit stain movie that is forgotten in a month. That's why I would never survive in Hollywood.

  • July 27, 2005, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah, one more thing.....

    by Doom II

    I have been around the "Hollywood lifestyle" and most of the jerk-offs that make some of the biggest movie decisions have never had to actually work a day in their lives. No military service or jobs that required them to sweat or risk their lives. They are pampered fucking jokes that were handed their positions or knew the right people. Old Hollywood actually had some ballsy stand-up guys in it. Men that paid their dues, fought in wars and could really use hardcore real life experience in making decisions. Hollywood is a haven for pussies who like to talk about hot properties on their cell phones while sipping coffee at Starbucks. The real talent in this world is the creators of these properties and games. Writers, directors and artists. NOT the fucking suits who make all the real decisions! Oh well, I'm done.

  • July 27, 2005, 11:38 a.m. CST

    there will NEVER be a good film made from a video game

    by fried samurai

    NEVER EVER NEVER.They will all be pg13 pieces of shit directed by hack filmakers.The only game I would love to see get made is the old board game monopoly.A 3 hr epic directed bt Robert Altman filled with character actors where everybody fucks everybody over and ends up in jail...peace

  • July 27, 2005, 11:43 a.m. CST

    God of Boredom

    by Mafu

    I'm not a fan of video game films. I know people on this site and elsewhere are, and I respect their love for the material, but video games, told as stories, are emotionless, uncompelling, and one-dimensional. They're perfect for people into CG and detailed graphics, but they're boring as hell for people who enjoy the slightest bit of drama in their stories. I've watched friends play "God of War," and I understand they'd likely be down with seeing a film adaptation of the game, but I think the reason people play vids is because the games are interactive. Watching a film adaptation of "God of War," to me, will be like watching my friends play "God of War" in their living room. I get bored after about fifteen minutes; so does anyone who watches other people play video games, unless you're stoned. Films adapted from comics look like Shakespeare compared to films adapted from video games. I'm sorry, but that's how I feel. Thumbs down.

  • July 27, 2005, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Vin Diesel stars!

    by Bob of the Shire

    They're both bald! It's perfect!

  • July 27, 2005, 12:19 p.m. CST

    OK, Diesel or the Lost guy for the lead. And for once... Holy S

    by antonphd

    Otherwise, I agree with Twohy IF the guys who actually created this game(this game that is worth buying a PS2 for all by itself) is given Halo type producer control. This guy MADE God of War to BE an interactive movie. That was his goal, from the interview I read, which, I think showed up here on this site. Honestly though, who are we kidding here.... FUCKING give this movie to the guy who made the game!! It's akin to having someone else direct a live action version of Incredibles... give it to GODDAMN Bird!! These guys will kick most live action directors asses. To have made a GAME like this... shit man, making a game with story is mission impossible, making a movie of the game should be a walk in the park. Just keep the design and tell the story and play out the action just like in the fucking game! Man, now I am going to be dissappointed if the guy who made it doesn't get to direct. OR... Robert Rodreguiz... yeah, or Tarontino... they have the visuals and sensibility to make this movie.

  • July 27, 2005, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Like so many here, since childhood I have dreamed and worked tow

    by antonphd

    but on the doorstep of Film School 6 years again I realised that I could never make what I wanted with movies, but I saw that with games I had a chance. Kind of like how Graphic Novels became the way for some to make their movies. Cause, with few exceptions, games are kicking movies asses when it comes to stuff like God of War. And the better games get, shit man, movies better watch out. In a decade games will approach LOTR. You just watch. People like me who want to tell fantastic stories will go to games to tell them. I admit it, I am not that big of a gamer, but I saw the potential for games and so far it's turning out to be a smart choice for me. Seriously, even someone like Harry who wants to make his dream movies, think about it man, gettin 100 million to make a 90 minute film, or 10 million to make a 90 hour game. Yeah. That's what I decided to do. My first game comes out this fall.

  • July 27, 2005, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Doom 2

    by antonphd

    I agree with both of your posts. In fact, while it can sound like just bs talk coming from someone who hasn't done anything in the movie industry, the second reason I chose games over film is because of the point of your second post... man, I didn't want to lower myself to deal with those kind of people. It's a real shame because I would still choose film over games as a career, but I don't for the same reason I obey the law... I don't want to wind up having to worry everyday about who is going to try to fuck me. Games still have a larger geek to suit ratio. For a while at least.

  • July 27, 2005, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Pac-Man The Movie, starring Kevin James, directed by Brett Ratne

    by Orbots Commander

  • July 27, 2005, 1:03 p.m. CST

    An interesting read about where games are going

    by antonphd

    http://www.designersnotebook.com/Lectures/Roots/body_roots.htm

  • July 27, 2005, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Here's a quote

    by antonphd

    I

  • July 27, 2005, 1:06 p.m. CST

    I'd rather it come to Xbox than the big screen

    by fiester

  • July 27, 2005, 1:18 p.m. CST

    This means nothing

    by RezE11even

    Without a producer, director, or top notch actor that would bite the bullet and produce anyway, this doesn't mean a damn thing. So the rights to God of War have been baught. Ippity Skippity. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the game, but plenty of films that are optioned never get filmed.

  • July 27, 2005, 1:45 p.m. CST

    antonphd

    by Terminator

    What is your game called?

  • Until we get a MGS movie with Kiefer Sutherland as Snake and a decent director we're never going to get a good videogame movie.

  • July 27, 2005, 2:52 p.m. CST

    lead role

    by beebs_basic

    Jason Statham for Kratos. That is all.

  • July 27, 2005, 3:08 p.m. CST

    is this the game where they have a 3-Way mini game??

    by Russman

    Will that be in the movie?

  • July 27, 2005, 3:11 p.m. CST

    This got me excited...

    by loafroaster

    ...until I realised that the executive fuckwits will make it PG-13, hand it to Paul Wank Shaft Anderson or Uwe Boll, cast Vin Diesel in the leading role and create a 'sidekick' character most likely played by Seannnnnnn William Scott. Oh, and the monsters will be in ropey CGI. Call me pesimistic, but what are the chances of a decent action director getting their hands on the material, and deciding to go all-out animatronic with a smattering of discreet CGI? And casting anyone else other than Vinnie?

  • July 27, 2005, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Give Wolfgang Petersen this thing

    by zillabeast

    Starring some random badass looking guy!!! This movie will make $200 mil easily!!!!!

  • July 27, 2005, 4:12 p.m. CST

    beebs

    by kiddae

    I actually like that casting a lot, only problem being that Statham sounds ridiculous doing any accent other than his own, and a cockney Kratos would be kind of silly. In the end, I think the obvious choice is best. They clearly had Diesel in mind when they made the game.

  • July 27, 2005, 4:46 p.m. CST

    I fear the worst.....

    by MaxDam

    Honestly, the game is superb and ultra violent, not because it is violent but the story is great and well told. I fear a PG13 instead of a R. I bet they will screw it up like most of the videogames to movie adaptation. I wish I was wrong but until then,...

  • July 27, 2005, 4:54 p.m. CST

    This movie is DOOMed

    by F69

    Basically the studio are going to try and market this movie to videogame players and fans of the game. Of course, we all know that only 12 year olds play videogames so therefore we're going to get another crapfest just like Tomb Raider, Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil and by the looks of the trailer, Doom.

  • July 27, 2005, 4:59 p.m. CST

    R.C.'s opinion: the only video game I want to see done just

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    nuff said. As far as this video game now feature "film," well I hope it's at least entertaining and interesting.

  • July 27, 2005, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Frogger: The Motion Picture, starring Mr. T

    by Hamtaro_Hentai

    I pity you alligator fools and your jibba jabba...

  • July 27, 2005, 5:53 p.m. CST

    GOD OF WAR MOVIE

    by david jaffe

    I've been reading this site for years now and never thought twice about the nay saying and cynical attitudes of talk backers. Hell, I even understand it too because-as a fan- I've been burnt by crappy movies all the time. But it's strange to be involved in the project being talked about because- with regards to the negative posts- I'm all like: guys, I'm in the same boat as you! I don't want some hack director and some marketing driven screenplay...I want GOD OF WAR to be a real movie! And so far, everyone involved in the process does too. Heck, the reason we signed with MOSAIC is because they made BATMAN BEGINS and UPSIDE OF ANGER. So while I 100% get the cynical vibe (cause we've all been burned)I just had to post to say how strange it is to be on the other side of the fence, you know? Not that I mind the cynical comments....Anyone who had paid 10 bucks to see most of the crap Hollywood gives us these days has paid for the right to be a cynic...my goal is for the GOD OF WAR flick to prove ya'll wrong (assuming it gets made at all...as one poster said, we still gotta get a script Universal is jazzed about...but the good news is the writer they are going after is really, really good so if he signs up, that's a great step towards actually getting a greenlight)... Anyway, nice to post- and have a reason to post- after reading the site for so long... see ya! David ps. if you are like, who the hell is this guy? I'm the director and lead designer for the game GOD OF WAR.

  • July 27, 2005, 6:10 p.m. CST

    David Jaffe

    by tile_mcgillus

    You have my praises for making one of the best games in years, and by far the best involving Greek Mythology. It is so unapologetic and true to the style of the mythology. How much control are you going to have on the development and selection of the people involved? Any chance of your roll as a producer or director? If this movie gets made(and I hope it does) do your best to stay true to your vision because we have seen what happens to the truly original next to the hollywood sugarcoaters. Please don't let this be another Resident Evil or House of the Dead (or any other video game movie made so far)

  • July 27, 2005, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Game is pretty cool

    by ArmitageShanks

    Its a pretty cool game,but it gets a little repetitive,I heard Hideo Kojima was going to do a metal gear solid movie,what the hell happened to that,it would have been excellent,and the only game i really wanna see as a move(actually id prefer it as an anime)is Zelda,specifically the Ocarina of time story,dont know why theres never been any talk of one,its a series thats run for a long time and always excites people when a new title is announced.hopefully Nintendo will make one themselves seeing as there branching out into animation,and let Shigeru Miyamoto approve every thing before its put on film,hell just let the guy direct it,now that would easily become the benchmark for video game movies.

  • July 27, 2005, 7:32 p.m. CST

    David Jaffe...

    by loafroaster

    ...This is your chance to shine! DO NOT make the film PG-13! DO NOT let Dr Boll/WS Anderson/etc get their grubby mits on it! DO NOT use CGI only! Take a hint from Peter Jackson and WETA, and use a mix of CGI and animatronics, matte painting, etc. DO hire an excellent DOP. This has the potential to be a kick-ass epic, and kick-start a Harryhausen revival! Ahhh, I can dream...

  • July 27, 2005, 8:27 p.m. CST

    David Jaffe

    by RezE11even

    Excellent game, indeed. I look forward to seeing more of your work soon. Your comments sound promising... this is actually being persued as a film and not just sitting in a file on someone's desk? Good news.

  • July 27, 2005, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Mel Gibson should direct it with an all Greek dialect and subtit

    by KongMonkey

    Kratos gonna sticketh my axus up your gludious maximus, JACKASSUS.

  • July 27, 2005, 9:33 p.m. CST

    David Jaffe

    by Hamtaro_Hentai

    I sincerely hope your movie kicks tons of ass, as I am always for movies kicking tons of ass. Actually, I haven't played your game yet, what with Devil May Cry 3 being so ungodly hard yet addicting, compounded on my lack of free time to play games. [sad face...] Whatever comes, though, you are classy as hell to post here and offer your two cents.

  • July 27, 2005, 11:34 p.m. CST

    David Jaffe

    by antonphd

    I am having a serious I'm not Worthy moment right now. I saw your name and thought NO WAY!! But it really is you! Oh my God. I am just a fan but let me say that you really knocked that one out of the park! You guys made Speilberg/Lucas/Indiana Jones status in the eyes of the upcoming game developer generation. I think I remember reading an article where you said that they were a major influence and man oh man... good influence I'd say, cause your game was phenomenal!! I'll probably get ripped on for being this much of a fan boy, but I don't care! You raised the bar, thank you! Someone above asked what game I have coming out this fall. It's a puzzle game with animal photographs by some pretty big wildlife photographers. It's not a game with a cool story or anything, but it my first and it's a start. I have a long way to work my way up to someday reaching my God of War, but, I am just excited to be in the game. The games industry is getting to be more and more exciting everyday. Even more so for the story teller. If you happen to be in the Seattle area this October for the IGDA Indie Game Developer event, come by and say hi. Now I have to go and tell the guys on irc in the Garage Games community about how something I wrote was probably read by you. Even if it was full of an ungodly amount of swear words. Thank you and your team for such a great game! Hope someday you maybe enjoy a game that I was on the team that made. That would be cool.

  • July 27, 2005, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Getting the developers involved

    by dominic_vobiscum

    I was going to make a smart ass comment and then I saw the talkback post by David Jaffe. Props, m'man. Hope things work out for you and yours and you don't get screwed during the arduous transition from video game to film. But here's me smart ass comment anyway... Someone mentioned allowing the people responsible for the game to make the movie. I have two words for you. WING. COMMANDER.

  • July 28, 2005, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Steroid-Dream Version?

    by TitsMcgee

    "I hope the film plays like the biggest fucked up steroid-dream version of what a Harryhausen film could be." Give this to Verhoven. He'll give you steroid dream version. And maybe a few steroid Dream Virgins.

  • July 28, 2005, 2:21 a.m. CST

    How about Jason Statham as Kratos

    by deadguy76

    I'd like to see a cast with classic English actors. Anthony Hopkins, Ian McKellan, Peter O'Toole as the Gods. For God's sake not Vin Diesel!

  • July 28, 2005, 2:26 a.m. CST

    Who should direct GOD OF WAR

    by Solrider77

    I say only one name CHRISTOPHE GANS (BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF-Need I say more?). As to who should right this movie well David Jaffe and John Millius (CONAN: THE BARBARIAN) seems the obvious choices. And the cast? Try this: Kratos - Joe Montana (Achilles from HELEN OF TROY) Athena - Monica Belluci, Ares - Vincent Kassel, the Oracle of Delphi - Karina Lombard

  • July 28, 2005, 2:38 a.m. CST

    The game kicked ass so....

    by nme00

    let's hope the movie can do it some justice. Odds are against it considering 99% of game to movie translations.

  • July 28, 2005, 4:57 a.m. CST

    Kratos played by Jason Statham is a great choice

    by andrew coleman

    Good call deadguy as for director Ridley Scott or even PJ would be good. Also I think Pixar needs to make an Earth Worm Jim movie, it's about time for one of those.

  • July 28, 2005, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Legacy of kain

    by ArmitageShanks

    Anyone else hear the rumour that some studio is looking to get the rights to the legacy of kain videogames,that could be a cool franchise if it was handled well,but then so could resident evil and any other video game that been turned into a film,why the hell cant they just get it right,its honestly not that hard to do,all the hard works allready done,youve got your characters and story and what type of visuals you should be going for,yet they consistently fuck them up,i really hope god of war comes together well,and david jaffe certainly sounds like he has a lot of love for his creation and wont let it all go to shit,but thats what bungies been saying about halo all the time,and ive got serious doubts about that movie,i hope to god that its great though,please bungie dont let them take master chiefs hellmet off.

  • July 28, 2005, 10:50 a.m. CST

    David Jaffe, get Gerard to do the score

    by Zampa

    Marino's score in God of War is awesome. He's a friend of mine from college and it would be fantastic to hear the game's score style in a feature.

  • July 28, 2005, 12:19 p.m. CST

    tubby_bitch

    by beebs_basic

    yeah, the accent on Statham might be an issue. that said, how many other movies does Hollywood pass "generic english accent" across as "any dialect on earth"? Fact is, for most audiences, as long as the character isn't talking perfect Americanized white-bread english, it's passable. I'm pretty sure some semblance of an accent no matter how not Greek it is, would be better than anything put on by Vin. Heck, why not just ask the games lead designer (Mr. Jaffe) who they had in mind when designing the character?

  • July 28, 2005, 1:49 p.m. CST

    I don't get it, I just don't. Other than the first Tomb

    by Orbots Commander

    Other than the ready made name and easy marketing, I don't get Hollywood's hard-on for movies based on video games. They're NEVER done well and they have a story about as thin as a slice of cold cut deli ham from a cheap skate grocer.

  • July 28, 2005, 1:49 p.m. CST

    NO!!!!

    by Nizzuts

    Stop making video games into movies!!! They suck, every one of them ever made has sucked! Tomb Raider? Vomit! Resident Evil (both of them)? Vomit! Doom? I am sure to vomit, and possibly shit my self as well! Dogs of War will suck too! (yes, retard is misspelled God on purpose)

  • July 28, 2005, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Nizzuts, you forgot to mention these immortal classics:

    by Orbots Commander

    Super Mario Brothers, Double Dragon The Movie, Street Fighter (sadly, Raul Julia's last performance) and the Academy Award winning Wing Commander.

  • July 28, 2005, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Idiots

    by Zombie11

    The only good video-game movie ever will be Final Fantasy:Advent Children........ BTW you totally forgot to mention the Mortal Combat movies.. and resident evil made me want to kill myself

  • July 28, 2005, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Sigh, another reason to love film festivals

    by WeedyMcSmokey

    Goddamn it, this is only being done because the studio assumes that this thing already has an audience that will pay. It is not motivated by any creative influence whatsoever. Fuck, do any of you remember when movies actually could claim to be artful? Man, that was great.

  • July 28, 2005, 4:53 p.m. CST

    WeedyMcSmokey

    by antonphd

    Who gives a shit why the studio wants to make this movie. Here's a little clue... artist make a living by selling their art.

  • July 28, 2005, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Sorry WeedyMcSmokey

    by antonphd

    That came out harsh. I didn't mean it to. But, for all of the complaining about money and art... you can't make this kind of art without money... it's too much work by too many people to do for free. There is no such thing as a professional artisit who only thinks about the art and not the profit. There is such a thing as artists who act like they don't care about money, but they are either poor as shit or living off of someone or some major payday that is keeping them going without having to work.

  • July 28, 2005, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Games not as good as movies?

    by Novaman5000

    Please. First of all, games are getting to the point where they aren't just pretty graphics and gameplay mechanics (though alot of them still are just that) but also story as well. To say that their stories will never rival movies is ridiculous. Look at RPGS like Final Fantasy. 40 hours of gameplay there. That's 38.5 more hours of character development, mythology, etc. Granted, some games don't take advantage of the opportunity to tell a good story, but there are alot of games that are better than films in this respect. Most recently, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater had a fantastic story that had an ending that was more satisfying of 90% of the movies that I've ever seen. As for those that say "Stop making videogame movies, they suck" it's not the fact that a movie based on the game will always suck, and it's certainly not that videogame stories aren't up to the quality that a film demands, it's just that these people who make these films based on these properties totally destroy what made the games so popular in the first place. They think people will come if they see the name and they toss everything out the window. It's good news that God of War will have people who were involved in the game also involved in the movie. Also, it hasn't helped the game-movie business that Uwe Boll has done about 50% of all these translations and I'm sorry but who keeps giving that man his money? Get people with talent behind a videogame movie and it will be a good film, it's that simple.

  • July 28, 2005, 5:41 p.m. CST

    GoW is an awesome game. However, I still want my Metal Gear movi

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    Hugh Jackman as Snake, Sean Bean as Liquid, Gene Hackman as Campbell, and whoever as the Meryl. Maybe Angelina Jolie as Sniper Wolf.

  • July 28, 2005, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Soon we'll be making movies based on hemmorhoid cream

    by Psalmolive

    Every single goddamn video game is going to be made into a movie. Every book will be made into a movie. Every cartoon will be made into a movie. Every comic book hero will have their movie. I long for the day when Hollywood will start writing original screenplays and making movies from those.

  • July 28, 2005, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Stupid tinsel town execs look to video games for ideas now

    by Bong

    how sad

  • July 28, 2005, 9:57 p.m. CST

    IamJack's...

    by RezE11even

    That has to be one of the coolest fucking cast lists I've ever seen for a MG film... I dig Jackman, but never thought of him before... I've been in the "If you couldn't get David Hayter, then don't do the fucking movie!" boat. But man, those guys would work perfectly.

  • July 29, 2005, 12:10 a.m. CST

    this could be a good movie

    by v1cious

    i see something in the veins of Clash of the Titans. for a videogame, this had a really good story, and could actually work on the big screen if done properly.

  • July 29, 2005, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Hugh Jackman?

    by F69

    Come on people, Kiefer Sutherland IS Solid Snake.

  • July 29, 2005, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Sutherland

    by Zombie11

    You're right, there could be no other. 24 rocked

  • July 29, 2005, 8:12 p.m. CST

    In Hollywood, theres only one Snake.....PLYSSKIN!

    by KongMonkey

    I mean c'mon. Eye patch, shoulder length hair, five o'clock shadow covering a snarl. Thats Snake Plysskin. But since this character in MGS has the same damn look and same damn name, I at first was thinking "shit, I'm playing as snake plysskin!" But no. Speaking of: WHEN THE FUCK DO WE GET OUR "ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK." VIDEO GAME! Or at least a game in which you can kick a shitload of ass as snake plysskin.

  • July 30, 2005, 1:09 a.m. CST

    I would perfer a God of Thunder film myself

    by C.D.Hill

    I gather darkness to please me And I command you to kneel

  • July 31, 2005, 12:23 a.m. CST

    You all suck

    by DA VINCI

    All you talk backers suck vin Diesels balls. And for all you assholes out there who watch professional wrestling. I think you all know that Bill Goldberg will more that likely play Kratos. Yeah whatever muthafucka.

  • July 31, 2005, 5:09 a.m. CST

    Escape from ________ video game.

    by antonphd

    YEAH, when ARE we getting one of those? Those movies... play deus ex and tell me you don't see it's influence on games. I want a Escape from Somewhere game. That is a great idea!

  • March 12, 2007, 3:53 p.m. CST

    It's gonna look racist

    by Govinatzki

    David Jaffe said he wants Djimon Hounsou as Kratos. It's gonna look racist, 'cause Kratos become white in the game. It's gonna look like all black man wants to be white. Worst idea ever.

  • March 12, 2007, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Jason Statham

    by Govinatzki

    Jason Statham as Kratos! For the love of Christ, not Diesel! He talks like there is a potato on his throat, or maybe his boyfriend's... you know...

  • April 9, 2007, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Who is The God of War?

    by GirlFlynn

    A studio source is pitching an unusual executive as the lead. He definitely looks like our God...but can he act? Personally, I really don't want extensive monologues from my pseudo-immortal hero....so maybe muscles will do. http://www.hidef.com/news-items/899-why-im-hot-god-war.html