Activision Are Planning A Call Of Duty Movieverse

Activision have hired Stacey Sher, whose previous credits include Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, and Gattaca, and ex-Disney exec Nick van Dyk to work on multiple Call of Duty projects for both the big and small screen.

“We have plotted out many years,” Sher explained in an interview with The Guardian. “We put together this group of writers to talk about where we were going. There’ll be a film that feels more like Black Ops, the story behind the story. 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.”

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The template for the movieverse will be, of course, Marvel, with Van Dyk saying the projects are like“these individual universes that interconnect and a timeline that makes sense with consistent themes and Easter eggs”.

Alongside the Black Ops and Modern Warfare inspired movies there are also plans for a tv series set during WW2. There doesn’t seem to be any projects based on the later games which had sci-fi elements, which is probably for the best.

The CoD projects will be the first from Activision Blizzard Studios, but there are also plans to raid Activisions huge back catalogue, so we could see films based on Starcraft, Overwatch, Pitfall, or even Crash Bandicoot.

Source: The Guardian 

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2 Comments

  1. I’m not expecting much, but if just make Michael-Bay-explosion-fests, I’ll probably be happy to watch them.

  2. I can’t help thinking they’ve missed the boat with this a little bit, what with the declining popularity of the CoD franchise and all.
    Having said that, this may be a cunning attempt to breathe new life into it, which could work well I guess.
    Either way I reckon I’d probably watch it, even if I haven’t bought one of their games for a few years.

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