It’s an undeniable fact that the Call Of Duty games have all the right qualities to be turned into successful movies: warfare, conflict, big weapons and so on. Coupled with the brand’s recognition, making a Call Of Duty movie would be quite a good choice, at least from a simple money-making point of view.
Despite all the elements for success are there, Bobby Kotick CEO of Activision, doesn’t really want to see a Call Of Duty based movies for a few reasons, as stated in a recent interview on the New York Times. Mr. Kotick states that several film studios have already approached the company about making a Call Of Duty movie, but Activision has turned down all of them. The reason? Because movies based on games rarely please the games’ fanbase and most of the times the only thing they do is taint the brand. And, after all, Activision really doesn’t need to milk the franchise outside of its gaming roots: the series has become one of the best selling franchises in the industry, with each new entry topping selling charts worldwide for months and months. And given the overall quality of movies based on games, we really can agree with Bobby Kotick and his view on them.