Activison Moving Forward With a ‘Call of Duty’ Cinematic Universe

Apr 6, 2017

We have heard that Activision along with Blizzard Studios have considered taking their top FPS shooter Call of Duty and adapting it for both film and television. While this isn’t new; the studio is moving forward with a writers room full of screenplays that will interconnect the different films and their war eras much like the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Now while that is an overused “idea” some might think co-head Nick Van Dyke originally worked for Disney when the studio took over Marvel Studios. He added “these individual universes that interconnect and a timeline that makes sense with consistent themes and Easter eggs. 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.”

Currently, they plan on adapting their top video game trilogy’s Black Ops and Modern Warfare. Co-head Stacey Sher adds “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.” Lastly, it was revealed that they will also have a place on television with the war-time eras taking place in Vietnam and World War 2.

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No release dates, directors or writers have been announced for this massive universe.

SOURCE: The Guardian

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