Call of Duty is one of the biggest game franchises with Call of Duty: WW2 earning 500 million in just its launch weekend and Activision is working to bring Call of Duty movies to life and the company wants to do it properly not force it to make money.
Speaking with MCV, Activision’s Tim Kilpin shed some light on Activision’s general approach towards Call of Duty movies assuring that the movies will not be forced saying that if the script is not right, there won’t be a Call of Duty movie.
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. 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.
He further noted that Call of Duty games already have M-rating and the movies will help the franchise to reach a broader audience but only if, the story is done right. “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”.
Activision is also looking for possibilities for an Overwatch movie and Kilpin would like it to be an animated one.
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