At some point they were probably going to get around to making a movie adaptation of the biggest first person shooter franchise ever. Since Call of Duty is a billion dollar property, someone probably sees even more dollar signs. Now that time is coming and they’re not going to stop at one movie.
Activision Blizzard Studios co-presidents Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk have been speaking with The Guardian, and Sher said plans are afoot to give the series its own expanded universe:
“We have plotted out many years…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.”
Dyk also reveals that viewers will see a fast pace, high intensity feel to all the films which won’t be direct adaptations:
“It’s going to have 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.”
By the way, the actual gaming franchise itself is getting a reboot this year. On the 10th of November, Call of Duty: WWII is released, a Saving Private Ryan throwback to the old games, after nuclear uproar over one too many pew-pew ‘near future’ incarnations of the game with silly toy looking guns etc.
See the artwork below. It’s been confirmed by at least two reputable insiders. I for one can’t fucking wait!