In some unspecified time in the future it may be simpler to put in writing a information submit for each property that Amazon is not making a TV collection out of. God of Conflict is becoming a member of the corporate’s massed ranks of upcoming TV tasks with a show primarily based on the most recent, sad-dad iterations of the video games.

Selection reviews that the God of Conflict collection can be helmed by Rafe Judkins, who you would possibly know from his work as a author and producer on Amazon’s Wheel of Time. The show’s description is just about a straight retelling of the plot of the 2018 game (which got here out in January this 12 months for PC gamers): “When his beloved spouse dies, Kratos units off on a harmful journey along with his estranged son Atreus to unfold her ashes from the best peak—his spouse’s closing want”.

It seems like a little bit of an ouroboros to order a TV collection of a game that took so a lot of its weighty, critical cues from status TV already, but it surely appears to be like like Amazon thinks its whizzbang workforce can breathe new life into the story. Alongside Judkins, the show will enlist Hawk Ostby and Mark Fergus—who labored on Kids of Males, The Expanse, and Iron Man—as writers, so there’s cause for cautious optimism. I imply, additionally they helped write Cowboys & Aliens, however all of us have our off days.

A bunch of videogame persons are becoming a member of the challenge as nicely, together with quite a few faces from PlayStation Productions and Sony Santa Monica, God of Conflict’s developer. Most notably, Cory Barlog—God of Conflict’s game director—can be hooked up to the upcoming show as govt producer.

Sony, Amazon, and PlayStation Productions bosses all put out basically-identical statements that say just about what you’d anticipate them to say—they’re all numerous flavours of excited and honoured to participate—so I will not transcribe them right here. Nonetheless, God of Conflict is considered one of PlayStation’s most treasured properties on the minute, and I think about the preponderance of Sony individuals on the manufacturing employees is a sign that the corporate is actual eager to hold a agency grip on the path and high quality of Amazon’s closing product.

Amazon has so many videogame-related TV and film issues happening straight away that I am beginning to lose observe. Except for God of Conflict, the corporate is engaged on tasks primarily based on Fallout, Mass Impact, Blade Runner, Disco Elysium and Life Is Unusual. Oh, and ToeJam & Earl, which is being labored on in partnership with the NBA’s Steph Curry. People, for those who’ve bought a screenplay you’ve got been engaged on, you would possibly wish to ship it Amazon’s manner. These guys appear to be down for no matter straight away.