It’s official – Call of Duty is coming to the big screen.
Obviously not content with dominating the FPS market, it looks as though Call of Duty is being turned into an entire film franchise… because why not?
“We have plotted out many years,” producer Stacey Sher told The Guardian. “We put together this group of writers to talk about where we were going.”
Will it be any good?
It looks as though Activision is undeterred by the fact that most video game adaptations aren’t very good… and rarely do well with critics. And let’s face it – with so many Call of Duty fans around the globe, it’s likely to do well at the box office, at least.
And it sounds as though there’s something for everyone.
“There’ll be a film that feels more like ‘Black Ops,’ the story behind the story,” she revealed. “The ‘Modern Warfare’ series looks at what it’s like to fight a war with the eyes of the world on you. And then maybe something that is more of a hybrid, where you are looking at private, covert operations, while a public operation is going on.”
Fellow producer Nick van Dyk promises “the same sort of high-adrenaline, high-energy aesthetic as the game, but it’s not a literal adaptation. It’s a much more broad and inclusive, global in scope… a big, tentpole Marvel-esque movie.”
Since launching the original Call of Duty in 2003, the series has spawned a massive twelve individual titles – the most recent bringing the franchise into the future with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. And the best part? Activision recently reported the franchise has earned a massive $15 billion in total.
But will Call of Duty work on the big screen?
There’s certainly some interesting stories to tell – after all, Modern Warfare proved to be quite a fan favourite… and I can’t help thinking that the story of Captain Price would make an excellent movie.
But for now, we’ll have to wait and see.
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