2018’s God of War reboot was a phenomenal game, winning multiple awards and introducing a whole new slew of fans to the classic franchise. It’s a cinematic masterpiece, which has me asking: yo Netflix, where’s the television series adaptation?
It seems I’m not the only one who would be keen on more Kratos. God of War director Cory Barlog took to Twitter earlier this year to share the same opinion. He retweeted an article that asked which other game IPs deserve the Netflix treatment, to which Barlog added: “God. Of. War. (At least, I think so)”
Sure he might be a little biased, but it’s undeniable that the tides are finally turning on video game movie and television adaptations. It used to be that a movie based on a video game would make you peel your eyes out, but with movies like Detective Pikachu smashing expectations, and IPs including Halo and Uncharted next in line for movie and TV adaptations, it’s never been a better time to find a new audience.
Earlier this year it was announced that Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us would be getting a television series adaptation, courtesy of HBO.
The show already has some star-studded names on board, including the game’s director and writer, Neil Druckmann, and Craig Mazin, who spearheaded HBO’s mega-successful mini-series, Chernobyl. Druckmann will be co-writing and producing the show, while Mazin will also be writing and serving as executive producer.
With its memorable characters, intricate storylines and deep lore, it could be the Game of Thrones that we actually deserved. The popular 2018 reboot has since been rewritten as a novel by none other than Cory Barlog’s own father, Jim Barlog, and in itself is a smash hit. Clearly the story of God of War transcends the video game world, so why can it not land right in the laps of an esteemed content provider such as Netflix or HBO?
Would you like to see a God of War Netflix show?
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