Oh, boy! We’ve got another video game movie coming out! And the best part is, it’s going to be about….uh…Call…of………Duty…? Really? Seriously Call of Duty?
My reaction when I saw the news that Call of Duty, of all things, would be getting its own line of movies I grabbed my head and sighed. My first thought was,
Seriously? Has this not gone far enough?
But ok, ok, I’m getting a bit too far ahead of myself here. Let’s examine the information we have and then I can complain about it.
So Activision Blizzard is going to make a series of movies based on the ever popular but increasingly cancerous video game franchise that is Call of Duty. What really makes this interesting is that they said that they’re planning on developing a “Marvel-Esque” universe for some of the events that happened in the previous Call of Duty games. So that apparently means that we’re going to have a decade of movies that eventually overlap in story and characters. The way they explained it was that there will be a movie that more like the world of Black Ops, and then there will be movies based more on the events of the Modern Warfare series. However, these movies aren’t simply going to rehash the campaigns from these games, they’re going to be alternate storylines based off of the real storylines that run in the games. They’re not going for a direct adaptation here.
To me, that kind of sounds stupid. I mean, when I hear the words “not direct adaptation” I think of every movie that was based on a book or a video game and think of all the dumb creative liberties they took while making it. They take the underlying concept and then change it, sometimes to the point where it’s just like a poor parody. But perhaps this won’t be the case in these movies since Activizzard said that these movies are going to be produced in-house as opposed to letting a third party do it like what happened with Warcraft which was massively successful while still being a heaping pile of crap.
Want to know more about the plans for this film? Read on soldier!