Why we don’t (and won’t) have a CoD movie

Gamers around the world are breathing a collective sigh of relief as it is announced: Activision has little interest in taking Call of Duty to Hollywood. The reason is a reassuring one - and nothing to do with not finding "the right partner", "the right story" or even "the right setting".

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

In an in-depth profile at the New York Times, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick explains that he has in fact received film adaptation requests from "several studios", and has turned them all down.

His reasoning? "Movies based on video games rarely please devoted fans," says the NYT, and Kotick (and Activision as a whole, presumably), is concerned that a poorly-translated, poorly-received adaptation could taint the incredibly powerful Call of Duty brand.

Why not check out our latest vidcast!
Player Attack TV: November 14 2014, SE2 EP40 or subscribe to our YouTube channel.


  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • email
  • Delicious
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Myspace
  • Digg
  • Reddit
  • StumbleUpon
  • N4G


  • Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook


Get The Latest Episode News
Email Address


Leave a Comment

Article Details

Author Bio:

I like video games and music and cups of tea and noodles and beagles and colour-cycling LEDs.
Like me on Facebook?

Popular Articles

Subscribe to our Youtube channel and get all the latest TV episodes.