'Call of Duty' franchise might be next Marvel Cinematic Universe
Activision Blizzard will be following Marvel Studios' trend as "Call of Duty" might be the next Marvel Cinematic Universe.
According to The Guardian, Activision Blizzard appears to have plans of competing against Disney's Marvel Universe. The "Call of Duty" maker will be utilizing the multi-layered, interconnected approach that will turn its famous video game into a film. It was also worth mentioning that his strategy has made the Marvel's superheroes a prevailing force in cinematic.
It was also reported that the two point persons that will take are of this task are Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk. They are the co-presidents of Activision Blizzard Studios, which was an in-house production division that aims to flourish in film and TV industry. Based on this duo, they already created multiple scripts for "Call of Duty" films and they also went on intensive research with military professionals and retired soldiers.
Furthermore, Screen Rant has stated in its article that during an interview with a news media outlet, Sher stated that they already plan the "Call of Duty" film for many years and they also put up a group of writers to assess where they are going.
"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," Sher said in an interview.
On the other hand, Dyke stated that the "Call of Duty" film will have the same sort of high-adrenaline, high-energy aesthetic as the game. Nevertheless, it is literally not an adaptation as it is broader and comprehensive.
The first installment of the "Call of Duty" film might be expected to hit big screens within a couple of years if it will start filming in 2018. In addition, if everything went well, the patrons of the video game could expect more movies of their favorite video game to follow.