Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time!
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Cover
Does Star Wars Have A Brain Trust?
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Edgar Wright Heads For Grasshopper Jungle
He's attached to the YA adaptation
Joaquin Phoenix In Early Talks For Doctor Strange
He could be the Sorcerer Supreme
Comic-Con: Jonathan Pryce & More Join Game Of Thrones
Alexander Siddig, Keisha Castle-Hughes and more set for Season 5
Patrick Wilson Departs Ant-Man
Matt Gerard and Kevin Weisman are also leaving the film
Comic-Con: Maze Runner Sequel In Development
The Scorch Trials should be on the way
Comic-Con: Sam Raimi Is Writing An Evil Dead TV Show
Along with Ivan Raimi and Bruce Campbell
Comic-Con: The Walking Dead Unleashes First Season Five Tease
'We don't know what's coming next...'
Comic-Con: Sam Raimi Talks The Last Of Us Movie
And reveals Maisie Williams in talks
Comic-Con: New Avengers: Age Of Ultron Image
Black Widow finds a LiveWire
Working Title Acquires Enid Blyton's The Famous Five
Five on the development trail
See The Avengers: Age Of Ultron Concept Art Posters
Updated! Now with Black Widow, Captain America, The Vision & more
Gallery: Toys, Models And Stalls From The 2014 Comic-Con Floor
Check out the sights and stalls of 2014's San Diego convention
Raccoon Rule At Guardians Of The Galaxy’s London Premiere
It’s a marvellous night for a racoon dance
New Clip From Football Animation The Unbeatables
Fuss in boots
Comic-Con: New Image Of Ben Affleck As Batman Revealed
Check out the Batdimples on Bruce
Comic-Con: Christopher Nolan Unveils Interstellar
Director’s surprise appearance heralds new information
Hammer Opens The Winchester Mystery House
Spierig brothers prepare for a haunting
Comic-Con: First Poster For Leprechaun Prequel
Leprechaun: Origins goes back to the old country
Podcast #121: Brett Ratner, Jason Blum
What are your 'dating dealbreaker' movies?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
29 September 2010
Christopher Nolan Confirms Batman 3
Exclusive: Nolan says he's set to direct
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Doom
Empire Star Rating
The Brothers Grimm
Empire Star Rating
Batman Begins
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Ye Gods
Universal buys up God Of War

27 July 2005  |  Written by   

submit to reddit

Just a small nuggetlet of information action lovers will be interested in, and mothers all over the place will bemoan. On the very same day the Doom trailer has surfaced, it has been announced that Universal has purchased the rights to make Sony Computer Entertainment's God Of War.

In the game you play a Spartan warrior named Kratos who's immensely pissed off with the god of the title – Ares, and sets out to kill him. Kratos is very good at killing things, and his preferred weapons are two long, sharp chainblades; messy. Being set in the ages of Greek mythology, you naturally come up against a wide array of said mythology's most famous beasties: Hydra, Medusa, Cyclops, maybe Minotaur (if we’ve got the right mythology on that last one).

It was immensely popular when it opened earlier this year to rave reviews, and indeed it’s been described by at least one console fan around the office as, in the traditional gaming vernacular, "fucking awesome". So there's a seal of approval.

The project will be produced by Charles Roven, among whose best work as a producer is Batman Begins, Twelve Monkeys (plus Terry Gilliam's latest, The Brothers Grimm) and Three Kings, along with Alex Gartner (whose CV is less illustrious, but we assume he’s more of an up and comer?), so it would seem that the material is in very safe hands. No word has yet been given on ideas for screenwriter, director or cast.

It's early days, but this could make a terrific action flick. Here’s hoping they don’t go for a PG-13, though a lot of that decision might depend on the success of Doom. It's all speculative, we tells ya.

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

World Exclusive: The New Wall-E Trailer
This kicks shiny metal butt!
UK Box Office
And we've actually run out of Fantastic Four puns

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Our official verdict on Marvel's latest addition to their cinematic universe

Frank Grillo's Ten Toughest Hollywood Tough Guys
The Purge: Anarchy star picks his favourite badasses

Role By Role With Joel McHale
The star of The Soup and Community on Spider-Man 2 and much more

'I Have The Club But I Didn't Get The Lion's Head'
Dwayne Johnson (and pals) talks Hercules props, action and ancient superheroes

Classic Feature: The Making Of The Silence Of The Lambs
Is this the most frightening movie ever made?

Classic Feature: Jack Nicholson - Gods Among Us
Charisma, consistency and cunning summed up in a single word: Jack.

Peter Fonda On Peter Fonda
The Hollywood legend relives his career highlights

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)