The director of Pacific Rim: Uprising wants to make a God Of War movie with Guardian Of The Galaxy's Dave Bautista as Kratos.
Despite all video game movies (bar Alicia Vikander's semi-decent Tomb Raider) being trash that make The Room look like a legitimate Oscar contender, Sony is still hell-bent on trying to turn their PlayStation properties into the next MCU. They've already said that Tom Holland's Uncharted outing is in "advanced development," and now we have learned that the director of Pacific Rim: Uprising has been in talks with the company about wanting to direct a God Of War movie with Dave Bautista as Kratos.
Pacific Rim director wants to make God Of War movie! Dave Bautista as Kratos?
The director of the horribly bad and inexplicably boring Pacific Rim: Uprising, Steven DeKnight, has talked with Sony about directing an R-rated God Of movie for the newly established PlayStation Productions.
Per Comic Book, DeKnight commented, "I've always been a fan of God Of War. I think the latest game was just so beautiful and phenomenal. I would love to tackle [a] God Of War movie or I would love to see somebody put that up on the big screen."
DeKnight further stated that he "had some early conversations with the good people at Sony PlayStation about it" and how, in his view, the hypothetical project would need to be approached like a book because it'd be impossible to recapture the game experience on the big screen.
In addition, the director also noted that both he and Sony agreed that it would need to be R-rated. As for who would be an ideal candidate to play Kratos, DeKnight simply nominated the Fast & Furios' biggest critic, Dave Bautista.
Nothing's happening at the moment as DeKnight isn't attached to any God Of War projects, but the prospect of seeing an R-rated movie of the video game series is only slightly compelling.
Unlike comic books, there's no benefit to video games being turned into movies as the user controlled experience will always be better than the Hollywood adaptation.
This is because video games now offer everything Hollywood does in addition to so much more; video games are living the experience while Hollywood is simply watching it.
But that clearly isn't going to stop Sony and other game companies from trying to turn their properties into Hollywood blockbusters as there's a slew of video game movies in development.
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