Infinity Ward in Paris “talking game films,” CoD trademarked for movies

Monday, 5th October 2009 20:52 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Looks as though Call of Duty is about to take the rather obvious step into filmdom.

Firstly, Infinity Ward’s Rob Bowling confirmed today he was “grabbing lunch” with Xavier Gens, director of the Hitman movies and was “talking game films”.

Secondly, Trademork did some sniffing this afternoon and found that the Call of Duty license has been reserved for film use. The registration was only made on September 21.

As long as its got a snowmobile and a nuclear bomb, we’re happy. All of this could mean nothing, obviously. Don’t blame us if Xavier was Rob’s date, or something.



  1. Yoshi

    Why do they go to directors who are shit? why not to someone who has made plenty of decent movies.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. No_PUDding

    They don’t discuss pricing strategies on films either, so shutup whining and pay the £20 at the cinema

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Artheval_Pe

    @ Yoshi : You seriously think that a worthy director would agree to do a Call of Duty movie ?

    A “not-too-bad but not good either” French director is probably the best they can come up with.

    A Call of Duty film is already on paper a bad idea, and other directors turned down offers on video game films that could actually be good. (Gore Verbinski is not going to direct Bioshock unfortunatly)

    #3 5 years ago
  4. NiceFellow

    A film would be a bad idea IHMO. But hey, that’s never stopped anyone in the past.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Hunam

    I don’t see how a film would ever work, the games hardly have a story to them, it’s just minute by minute gun fests.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    Bah, you could pretty much stick “Call Of Duty” infront of any gritty millitary movie and that’ll do it…

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Artheval_Pe

    By the way, I was mistaking. Xavier Gens is apparently a terrible director.
    Anyway, that’ll always be better than something made by Uwe Boll.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Freek

    The movies have alraedy been made, they’re called Saving Private Ryan and Blackhawk Down.

    #8 5 years ago

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