You’re Not Getting A ‘Call Of Duty’ Movie Because The Activision CEO Doesn’t Want One
Usually when Hollywood decides to turn a video game into a big budget motion picture, it’s bound to suck really hard. Thankfully, one major video game franchise has saved us the trouble of having to avoid seeing such a disaster.
Bobby Kotick, the president and CEO of Activision, told the New York Times that he’s not interested in turning his company’s signature title Call of Duty into a motion picture. He believes that such a project would fail because “movies based on video games rarely please devoted fans and could taint the brand.”
If you’re not giggling at the word “taint,” you might be a bit disappointed by the news. Don’t fret. He’s got a point. The Call of Duty games are pretty much movies in and of themselves and watching one that you can’t control would just be confusing and pointless. It would also be a little inauthentic to watch since there’s no way they could splice in the sounds of a 12-year-old latchkey kid celebrating his epic kill by asking you how his ass tastes and work it into the central plot.
Besides, there is a bright side to this story. Any news that keeps Uwe Boll in permanent unemployment is considered good news.