Speaking with IGN on Thursday, Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, probably best known for writing the last four SAW sequels, had this to say about how the character of Kratos will be handled in their adaptation:
"In the game... there's that attack from the barbarians and Kratos has to call upon Ares to help him. Really, that's going to be our first act break. Before then, he's going to be mortal, and he's going to have his family. We're going to learn about him and understand how he operates. So it's potentially 30 minutes -- give or take -- of building up this character so that, when he does turn and becomes the Ghost of Sparta, we understand him as a human and we understand the journey that he's going to take. We're emotionally invested, so that it could go beyond just this one movie."
In addition, Melton and Dunstan stated that they wanted their version of Ares to be a little more goal oriented in his villainy.
No release date has currently been set for the GOD OF WAR movie, nor has a director been named. It is being produced by ATLAS ENTERTAINMENT.