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The Rock's Video Game Movie Is Call Of Duty, Reports Suggest

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The Rock's Video Game Movie Is Call Of Duty, Reports Suggest

Last month, amongst the whirlwind of massive games news (which clearly isn’t set to stop anytime soon) Dwayne Johnson revealed that he’s working on a brand new video game movie, and the internet exploded a little. 

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“I can’t tell you which game in particular we’re doing, but there will be an announcement this year. We’re going to bring one of the biggest, most badass games to the screen - one that 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 wholesomeness today, check out this video of The Rock surprising his mum with a car. Aww.

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

Actually, yeah, it’s looking like it could well 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. Huh. It certainly fits the criteria of being “one of the biggest, most badass games”, so it would definitely make sense.

Reportedly, this source isn’t currently available to confirm what the story for the movie will be. With the franchise being as huge as it is, it could take inspiration from a massive number of different points in the series, or even offer something totally new. 

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In other games-to-screen-adaptation news (that wasn’t as succinct as I thought it would be), we just recently got a brand new trailer for the Halo TV series, and that sure is looking like something. Fans are unsurprisingly very divided over it, and have been raising concerns about everything from Master Chief’s voice, to the lack of Halo music, to Cortana not being blue. To be fair, all very valid.

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

Featured Image Credit: Activision, Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures

Topics: TV And Film, Call Of Duty, Activision

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