Activision Are “Optimistic”
Its a sad fact of life now that everything wants to be the MCU, and while some approach this with a little more sense than others, the idea that Call of Duty is throwing its hat into the ring seems so ridiculous we can’t believe that it’s a reality. Of course, being one of the most successful video game franchises of all time has paved the way for studios to give it the green light.
According to an article on Gamespot –
Multiple Call of Duty movies are in the works. We don’t know much about the stories they’ll tell or who will star in them, but now Activision’s Tim Kilpin has shed some light on the company’s general approach to making films based on its video games. Kiplin heads up Activision’s Consumer Products Group, and he says it’s important to carefully consider how to adapt the game for the big screen.
“Anytime you take a franchise as storied as this, with this kind of legacy, and expand it into a new form factor you have to be really careful,” Kilpin told MCV. “So frankly, if the script and the story isn’t right we won’t do it; it’s not one of those situations where someone is saying, ‘I don’t care just get it made!’; that’s not what’s happening. We do think that if it’s done well it has the opportunity to expand the base audience, beyond the traditional foundation that the game appeals to.”
Kilpin went on to suggest that a Call of Duty movie may be able to help expand the profile of the already-massive series. The thinking is that Call of Duty is an M-rated game, meaning that theoretically it appeals to a relatively smaller pool of people.
“As an M-rated game, it’s a core audience and we do think there’s an opportunity to reach a little more broadly than that; if the storytelling is done well, that’s the key,” he said.
Could this project strike gold, or are the producers setting themselves up for a colossal failure?