Qualifications for Deity

What are the skills need to play God? Ellen DeGeneres, who has George Burns’ former role in a remake of Oh God! seems to have prepared well:

“Ellen is a strong comedian and she has always done material about God and questions about God,” said Jerry Weintraub, who produced the original movie and also will oversee the remake.

I guess that’s all you need. Dare I even ask what embargo of creativity caused someone to consider doing a remake of such a film? Are Ishtar and Gigli next in line for do-overs?