That God of War movie we've wanted is one step closer to the screen

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Dec 17, 2012, 3:27 PM EST

Rest easy, GOW disciples. The film fate of Kratos is now cradled in capable hands. Two Pacific Rim screenwriters have joined the epic struggle of transforming the cherished game into a spectacle of awesome ... and its future (fingers crossed!) seems dazzlingly bright.

When you're hot, you're hot. Screenwriters Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan have entered the Spartan inferno with their God of War rewrite job for Universal and Atlas Entertainment's megabucks videogame adaptation.

Melton and Dunstan first caught their big break on season three of Project Greenlight when their horror-comedy script Feast was chosen as the winning script, directed by John Gulager and eventually released to shrieks and giggles in 2006.

Since then, their career has stormed ahead with writing gigs on Saw IV, Saw V, Saw VI and Saw 3D. They've been hard at work on an enticing array of projects, including a Hellraiser remake, an Outer Limits anthology and Guillermo del Toro's mega mecha-mash Pacific Rim.

Hollywood's God Of War saga began back in 2005 and has been in development exile for years. If Melton and Dunstan can bring their A-game storytelling skills and use Kratos' Blade of Olympus to devastating effect, this monumental franchise could manifest into sweet silver-screen Ambrosia.

Excited for a sizzling God of War movie, or have the flames fizzled out?

(via Dark Horizons)