Sony confirmed that a God of War series is in the works at Amazon Prime and Horizon Zero Dawn is getting a TV adaptation by Netflix.
Kodoani.com – Game adaptations for TV and movies are becoming increasingly popular, and several projects are being worked on at the moment that are adapting hugely popular game franchises. Sony has just confirmed that Horizon Zero Dawn and God of War have joined the ranks of future adaptations. The announcements were made as part of the company’s investor press conference and have become a topic of conversation among fans.
Talks about God of War being adapted for television have been going on for some time now, and news broke in March that Amazon was in talks with Sony to acquire the rights to the human television series. really closed. It looks like the deal has been solidified over the past two months and the series is now officially in production for Amazon Prime as confirmed by Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Jim Ryan. The cast and members have yet to be announced, but fans have been theorizing who could play the former Greek God of War Kratos.
The first God of War game was released in 2005 for the PlayStation 2, but fans expect the upcoming series to focus on the Nordic era starting with the 2018 reboot of the same name. The game focuses on Kratos and his son Atreus as they attempt to rebuild their lives in Scandinavia while on a journey to scatter his wife’s ashes at the highest peak of the nine realms. Atreus seems unaware of Kratos’ past and his powers, and the two face a number of obstacles along the way. The God of War game is one of Sony’s most popular games to date and has sold over 19.5 million copies worldwide.
Horizon Zero Dawn is another of Sony’s flagship franchises and has sold over 20 million copies globally. Interestingly, this adaptation is being produced at Netflix, and fans are wondering why the two movies are being made available to two different streaming platforms. However, it’s not surprising that Sony is considering both of these game franchises for adaptation, as they have huge fan bases at this point. Getting these fans to follow the series won’t be a difficult task.
It is yet to be confirmed whether both adaptations will follow the in-game storyline, and it remains to be seen which direction the production studio will take. Horizon Zero Dawn was released in 2017 and follows protagonist Aloy as she continues her quest for answers about her past in a world destroyed by machines. Fans are urging Sony to cast Florence Pugh or Rose Leslie as the live-action version of Aloy.
Horizon Zero Dawn currently in production at Netflix and God of War in production at Amazon Prime.