Universal Pictures has brought on screenwriters Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan to rewrite the video game adaptation God of War, per Heat Vision. Melton and Dunstan are best known for writing four installments in the Saw series (IV, V, VI, and Saw 3D), and most recently had a hand in the script for the breast-enhanced Piranha 3DD. For those unfamiliar with the source material, the God of War game series centers on a Spartan warrior demigod named Kratos who takes on mythological beasts during his quest to free himself from the control of the gods.
Their horror resume infers that we’ll be seeing a fairly faithful adaptation of the game (God of War isn’t lacking in darkness or violence), and the scribes also did some touch-up work on Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim. We’ll have a better idea of how God of War will end up once a director is attached, but hiring Melton and Dunstan to handle the script is an intriguing start. Charles Roven and Alex Gartner. Hit the jump to watch a trailer for the most recent installment of the game.