The Rock’s Video Game Movie Would Be Call Of Duty

Last month, amid the whirlwind of massive gaming news (which clearly isn’t going to stop any time soon), Dwayne Johnson revealed he’s been working on a brand new video game movie, and the internet has been a bit exploded.

“I can’t tell you what particular game we’re doing, but there will be an announcement this year. We’re going to bring one of the biggest, badass games to the screen – the one I’ve played for years. I’m really excited to bring it to fans around the world,” he said in an interview with Men’s Journal.

If you needed a dose of feel-good today, check out this video of The Rock surprising his mom with a car. Aww.

Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon added significant fuel to the fire with his suggestion, tweeting “He would make a great Shao Khan.” At the time, there was absolutely no question of a sequel to Mortal Kombat (2021) being in the works, but lo and behold, very shortly after Boon’s tweet, it was officially announced that he is event. Coincidence?

Actually, yeah, it looks like it could be nothing more than that. According to Giant Freakin Robot, and one of their “trusted and proven” inside sources, The Rock is currently in talks with studios regarding making a Call of Duty movie. Eh. It certainly fits the criteria of being “one of the biggest, badass games out there”, so that would definitely make sense.

Apparently, this source is currently unavailable to confirm what the film’s story will be. With the franchise being as huge as it is, it could draw inspiration from a lot of different points in the series, or even offer something entirely new.

In other news about adapting games to the screen (it wasn’t as brief as I thought), we just got a brand new trailer for the Halo TV series, and it looks like certainly to Something. Fans are unsurprisingly very divided on this and have raised concerns about everything from Master Chief’s voice to the lack of Halo music to the fact that Cortana isn’t blue. To be fair, all very valid.

As for a possible Call of Duty movie, obviously, nothing is official yet. But, if that’s true, and Johnson’s interview with Men’s Journal is anything to go by, we’ll hear about it this year, so we’ll just have to stay tuned.


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