Brett Ratner, God of War?

Published 7 years ago by , Updated September 12th, 2013 at 10:47 pm,

The guys over at Slash Film were looking over the press release they got from MGM about the Robocop reboot – when they noticed an interesting little sidebar about a certain well-respected director who will be taking on the monumental task of bringing one of video games most popular anti-heroes of the last decade to the big screen.

And who would this well-respected director be?

Brett Ratner.

That’s right folks, Brett Ratner, the “auteur” behind such big-budget far as X-Men: The Last Stand and the inexplicably popular Rush Hour trilogy (It’s so sad that I can call it that,) seems to have been tapped by the powers that be over at MGM to bring über popular video game God Of War to the big screen. From the Robocop press release:

“[Writer] David Self’s credits include 13 Days and Road To Perdition. He wrote God of War for Universal, to which Brett Ratner is attached to direct, and was a writer on Universal’s Wolfman currently in production.”

For those who are not thumb-jockeys like myself, God Of War is a video game epic set in ancient Greece, that basically takes all those Greek mythology stories about Zeus, Hades, Athena, Aires, Atlas, Olympus, and even the War between Gods and Titans said to have shaped the world itself, and turns those myths on their heads by introducing a character named Kratos, a merciless Spartan warrior who dies only to return as “The Ghost of Sparta,” wielding two mystical blades attached to chains, hungering for revenge on the gods he thinks have toyed with his existence, namely Aires, the God of War. But first, of course, he must battle his way through hordes of mythical monsters to get there.

godofwaractionpic Brett Ratner, God of War?

If Ratner is truly going to be helming this flick, boy does he have his work cut out for him. The God Of War video game set a new standard for cinematic presentation and sound in gaming, and God Of War II: Chains of Olympus set the bar so much higher that when I first played it, I had to detach my Playstation 2 from its usual 19″ screen and hook up to the big boy, 56″ in 480p HD, just so that I could fully savor the experience. What I’m saying is: those games were better movies than the entire Rush Hour series.

Am I wrong about that? Let me know what you think. God of War III, is slated to hit a PS3 near you next year. No word yet on when the film will be released, or how much of the trilogy the film will cover. We’ll keep you posted.

Source: Slash Film

TAGS: God of war
Get our free email alerts on the topics and author of this article:


Post a Comment

GravatarWant to change your avatar?
Go to and upload your own (we'll wait)!

 Rules: No profanity or personal attacks.
 Use a valid email address or risk being banned from commenting.

If your comment doesn't show up immediately, it may have been flagged for moderation. Please try refreshing the page first, then drop us a note and we'll retrieve it. Keep in mind that we do not allow external links in the comments.

  1. It’s about time. I loved these 2 games and can’t wait ’til 3 comes out. And he definitely has his work cut out for him. There will be high expectations from fans of this game. And another X-men last stand type movie would not cut it.

  2. As long as they don’t BUTCHER the plot of GoW, like they did in all of the Xmen movies…then it’s fine. Otherwise, this man should never get work again.


  3. At least he can’t hurt any other films while he’s working on this. ;-)

  4. I can see him making this movie ranging from awful to medicore, nothing higher. X3 was beyond horrible and Rush Hour 3 was pretty darn bad too.

    I have no faith in him to direct and no excitement until I see an impressive trailer

  5. Everybody needs to STOP LYING. I’ve watched X3 upwards, downwards, and side to side. It’s not a bad movie. It actually is the 2nd best one in the trilogy after the phenomenal X2. Brett Ratner has butchered a lot of things, but X3 wasn’t one of them. STOP HATING ON THAT FILM JUST FOR HATE’S SAKE. Nuff said.

  6. Wow, not much love for Ratner around here .

    The man makes movies that are like great big burgers : you can’t eat too many too often and they are occasionaly a mess but once in a while its good to just sink your teeth in & enjoy one.

    and some people are vegetarians , who will never crave a good burger and thats ok too .

  7. I’m not a gamer but I always the ads for this game looked really cool . It could be a fun flick.

    OK , all you anti-Ratners …. who would you prefer to direct?
    and don’t say ” anyone !!! ” …that requires no effort or thought.
    I want to know WHO you think would be better suited to direct.

  8. I have no interests whatsoever for comic book characters, yet I was rather impressed with how well X1 performed as a standalone movie, and was merely satisfied with X2. X-Men 3 technically had potential, was executed so, so, poorly.

    As Rob said, expect mediocrity.

  9. God of War II was not called Chains of Olympus. That was the title for the PSP prequel. God of War II was just that: God of War II. It sounded badass enough without a subtitle.

    And yeah, Brett Ratner is gonna F this one up. As to who my choice would be, it’s either Darren Aronofsky or Zack Snyder. They respect the source material and approach it with care.

  10. Played both games a nice ammount of times…
    Would love to see these as a movie.
    however, whoever the director is he better make a EPIC and i mean EPIC Movie…
    X3 was Fun but you GOW needs to leave you with a LOTR after Feel…
    ok my Verdict,
    Director should be chosen by Jerry Brukhimer i believe he helms Epic Movies
    as for Kratos Dominic Purcell or vin Diesel

  11. My vote for Kratos is Vin Diesel.

  12. All i can say is wow! i wonder is it because i suggested that he should do this movie in a earlier blog that i had wrote? yes he does have a lot of work cut out for him indeed. i always thought whoever was behind the movie “300″ should be the ones working on it. the game series is so awesome it will be very hard for the movie to live up to the game experience. which is probably why “max payne” and “hitman” didn’t so well.

  13. hey do you know new years next “God of War:the movie” that is person right i can watch movie god of war? cast i when were yourself i think so movie action can side another i person god of war? do you ask me movie thank you….

  14. I think the director that worked on 300 or the group that works on the Spartacus series. as for the man himself Kratos i think Manu Bennett would be perfect he plays Crixus on Spartacus.