Xavier Gens To Direct Call of Duty Film?
Trademonk has discovered that Activision has filed a trademark to protect the video game property Call Of Duty in relation to â€œpre-recorded movies featuring comedy, drama, action, adventure, music, theatrical performances and/or animation.â€
This follows on form Activisionâ€™s CEO refusal to comment on if a Call of Duty movie was in the works way back in May, despite trade rumours that the video game publisher was shopping the idea around in Hollywood. This trademark filing seems to confirm that a feature is in some form of development.
Add to this the recent tweet by Infinity Ward PR guru Robert Bowling (AKA @fourzerotwo): First round of meetings in Paris wrapped. Grabbing lunch with Xavier Gens, director of the Hitman film while in town. Talking game films. And you have the seeds for a decent rumour.Â
Joystiq however questions the need for a Call of Duty movie, asking if audiences will take a war movie based on a video game seriously? Well, if Infinity Wardâ€™s Modern Warfare is the basis for the movie, then I think people will take it fairy seriously based on the quality of the game.