Does God of War, a game that’s already been critically acclaimed for the masterful way in which it conveys its story through compelling combat and rich cinematics, really require a live-action TV adaptation? Apparently so, as Deadline is reporting that Amazon Studios has begun negotiating exactly that for its streaming service, Prime Video.
Who will play Kratos? Will it be based on the new God of War, or the older games in which Kratos was a blood-thirsty maniac who went around butchering numerous gods? Nobody seems to know the answer to those questions yet, but it might be a very good idea to keep expectations low, as Amazon Studios is no stranger to supporting horrendous adaptations of treasured series (e.g., Wheel of Time) despite the incredible capital that it has at its disposal.
In any case, Prime Video is shaping up to be one of the primary streaming destinations for video game adaptations. Aside from God of War, Amazon Studios is also working on live-action features based on the Fallout and Mass Effect franchises.
‘God of War’ TV Series Adaptation Eyed By Prime Video (Deadline)
- Prime Video is in negotiations for a live-action TV series based on the hugely popular ancient mythology-themed game, sources said.
- I hear the series adaptation comes from The Expanse creators/executive producers Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby and The Wheel of Time executive producer/showrunner Rafe Judkins as well as Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions, which collaborate on all TV series based on PlayStation games.
- Fergus and Ostby shared an Oscar nomination for co-writing Children of Men and also co-wrote the script for Iron Man, which teed off the box-office reign of Marvel Studios. Judkins also has Marvel ties; he was a writer-producer on ABC’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.