God of War movie a step in 'bold' new direction - Report

God of War film writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan say that the project will be different from films like Clash of the Titans and Immortals.

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The upcoming God of War movie from Universal Studios will aim to differentiate itself from other films with similar themes.

Kratos' big-screen debut is being written by the minds behind the latest Saw movies.

According to the film's writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (who previously wrote Saw IV, Saw V, Saw VI, and Saw 3D), the big screen adaptation of Sony's popular gaming franchise will improve on films like Clash of the Titans and Immortals by taking a step in a bolder direction.

"Those movies can inform the God of War to step in a more bold direction," Dunstan told ShockTillYouDrop.com.

"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 also revealed that Sony encouraged the duo to make the movie different from what's already out there in the same genre.

Charles Roven and Alex Garnter, producers of the forthcoming film based on Naughty Dog's Uncharted action franchise, are producing the God of War movie via Atlas Entertainment.

No mention was made of a director or actors for the film, and a release date has not been nailed down.

God of War: Ascension is due out in March 2013. It is a prequel to the original trilogy, and the first entry in the series to sport a multiplayer component. For more on the project, check out GameSpot's latest preview.

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