A new report suggests one of the world’s biggest movie stars may be adapting one of the world’s biggest video game series: The Rock in Call Of Duty.
Just last week we reported that The Rock, also known as Dwayne Johnson, was touting a new project he was involved with, where he was promising to bring “one of the biggest, most badass games to the screen – one that I’ve played for years.”
Johnson went on to add, “I’m really excited to bring it to fans around the world. Of course we’re going to do right by our gamer friends – but really we’re just going to make a great movie.”
Initial speculation centred around titles like God Of War, the mythological action fantasy, or Gears Of War, the future space-shooter that fellow wrestler-turned-actor, Dave Bautista has been trying to get off the ground for years.
However, a new report is suggesting that whilst ‘War‘ might not be in the actual title for this project, it is very much at the heart of what makes it so popular.
Giant Freakin Robot is claiming to have a ‘trusted and proven inside source’ that has confirmed that the video game franchise in question is none other than Call Of Duty. Activision’s ongoing war shooter – acquired by Microsoft last month in a near-$70bn deal – is one of the world’s most popular game franchises, with annual releases being staged in all kinds of battlegrounds, from historical settings such as World War I, all the way through to future combat set in space.
Johnson, arguably the world’s biggest movie star, teaming up with perhaps the world’s biggest gaming franchise, would be quite the partnership. According to the source, Johnson is only “in talks” at the moment, but those negotiations are fully expected to “go through”.
That’s all we have to go on at this point, meaning details about era, plot-lines and such, will have to wait. We’ll bring you more on this one as we hear it.
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