Games industry will “benefit” movie business, says MW director

By Johnny Cullen
9 March 2010 14:43 GMT


The success of games will “benefit” the movie industry, according to the director of the Call of Duty and Modern Warfare series, Keith Arem.

Speaking in an interview with GI, he said franchises such as Modern Warfare and Grand Theft Auto had “changed perceptions” of the games industry in general.

“The success of the games industry is going to benefit those other movie industries. It’s providing more work, it’s providing more content,” said Arem. “Finding new content in the games industry is going to absolutely expand into the movie industry and vice-versa.

“By expanding these franchises out the film industry is going to re-seed stuff into games. As much as people are threatened by the fear of the unknown, it’s going to be a huge benefit to both industries as they grow hand-in-hand.

“There’s been a complete 180 in the past several years with games like Modern Warfare and Grand Theft Auto, and these have shown that these can change perceptions.”

Expect a Modern Warfare movie in the next couple of years, then.

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