Video recreation diversifications as soon as had a fame as typically being fairly horrible, however these days Hollywood is doing the whole lot in its energy to reverse that notion. The Streaming Wars have led to platforms launching present after present in hopes of successful our hard-earned consideration (and money), and from the seems of issues TV collection based mostly on video video games are going to be the subsequent entrance of the battle.
Paramount+ is debuting Halo later this month, Netflix had Arcane and is growing a collection based mostly on Resident Evil, HBO is engaged on the post-apocalyptic zombie drama The Last of Us (starring Game of Thrones alums Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey), Peacock simply introduced a Twisted Metal present starring Anthony Mackie, and Amazon is growing exhibits based mostly on Mass Effect and Fallout, the latter of which is able to star Walton Goggins. It’s rather a lot. But if there’s one factor that corporations have realized, it’s that buyers at all times need extra.
And so, Deadline studies that Amazon is at present in talks to develop a present based mostly on God of War, one of many largest action-adventure franchises on the PlayStation. The collection follows Kratos, a Spartan soldier who’s become a weapon of demise by the Greek God of War Ares. After unintentionally killing his family, Kratos swears a bloody vendetta towards Ares, which ends up in him changing into the God of War himself.
The collection has since developed; in 2018 a brand new God of War recreation noticed an older and extra weary Kratos hiding out within the Norse wilderness, elevating his son Atreus whereas contending with the Norse gods and monsters of fantasy. A brand new installment, God of War: Ragnarok, is due out this yr.
The Expanse writers might make a God of War present for Amazon
I can’t lie: it’s a bit onerous to get too enthusiastic about this, simply as a result of sheer quantity of those sorts of bulletins we’ve been getting. That stated, God of War is a fairly cinematic collection, particularly in its latest Norse-themed iterations. It’s simple to think about how which may translate properly to a present.
On the flip facet, God of War is a very results and action-driven collection; half the attraction has at all times been Kratos chopping up legendary monsters like minotaurs, gorgons, trolls, and skeletons with reckless abandon. It’s onerous to think about a God of War collection with out the insane motion, which is able to in all probability be one of many collection’ largest challenges ought to Amazon resolve to maneuver ahead.
According to Deadline, the present is being created by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, the writing duo that launched The Expanse present and penned the primary Iron Man, in addition to The Wheel of Time showrunner Rafe Judkins. It’s anticipated that Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, and Amazon Studios will co-produce the God of War collection ought to it come to go.
It’s very early days for God of War on Amazon, however we’ll be preserving a watch out for any developments. In the meantime, God of War: Ragnarok is due out on PlayStation 4 and 5 someday this yr, which suggests quickly we’ll be again to ravaging Norse monsters both manner.
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