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Activision's upcoming Call of Duty movie will be filmed at 24FPS

Call of Duty and Skylanders will lead Activision's new plans for TV and movies

By Anthony Garreffa on Nov 7, 2015 01:41 am CST - 1 min, 9 secs reading time

Activision Blizzard may have spent a huge $5.9 billion acquiring King Digital Entertainment, the makers of Candy Crush, but it has larger plans for some of its biggest franchises - TV and movies.


The company has revealed it has opened up a new film and TV studio that will create content based on Activision Blizzard's extensive library of franchises. The company has secured former Disney executive Nick van Dyk to co-lead its new venture, with another not-yet-named Senior Creative Executive joining the team. Van Dyk will run the physical production, distribution, finance, strategy and operations of the new project.

The first project has already started, with a new animated TV series based on the Skylanders game called Skylanders Academy. Skylanders Academy has some large voice talent attached, with Justin Long (Alvin and the Chipmunks, Ask Me Anything), Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical), Norm Macdonald (Saturday Night Live) and Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul).

But the big news is that Activision is creating a movie series based on Call of Duty, but the company hasn't ruled out a TV adaption just yet. Let's just hope there's no day one patch, huge DLC and FUBAR'd release of the movie or TV series when they launch.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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