Video game fans listen up! A God of War movie may be heading for the big screens. One director already has his eyes set on who will be playing Kratos.
PlayStation fans had a field day after Sony released a reboot version of the successful video game for PS4. The impressive gameplay and even more impressive cinematic had many thinking that the title could be adapted into a movie. Much like Warcraft or Tomb Raider.
Well, fans aren’t the only ones thinking about a possible movie. Steven S. DeKnight, director of Pacific Rim Uprising, has made his intentions known that he wants to make the movie. The director has even thought of his own God of War movie cast.
“I would love to tackle God of War movie or I would love to see somebody put that up on the big screen. Asked who wants to play Kratos, the main protagonist of the game, DeKnight said he has Dave Bautista in mind. According to him, he believes the former WWE superstar turned action superhero “can do anything.”
“Somebody asked me, ‘Well, who would you have to have Kratos?’ And immediately for me: Dave Bautista would be the man. I think he can do anything. You can do drama, real emotion, humor, action,” DeKnight shared, as noted by Cinemablend.
It does seem like the Guardians of the Galaxy star fits the role. Kratos is a Spartan warrior who embarks on quests to exact revenge against the Olympians who betrayed him. He is massive and walks around shirtless — something that would not be a problem for Batista, obviously.
DeKnight may have it all planned out in his mind, but he did admit that turning a video game into a movie is very challenging.
“What would I like to see from a movie like that? A bit of a tricky question because there hasn’t really been 100% success of translating a video game to a movie. It’s a very, very tricky process.”
While seeing a director willing to work on the video game adaptation is a good sign, it may be a while before fans see a God of War movie in cinemas. Stay tuned to.