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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.

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