The Rock wouldn't mind starring in a Call of Duty: Black Ops movie
The Rock is attempting a sort of comeback as of late, veering away from terribly conceived kids movies, and attempting to become the action star our generation desperately needs. I hear FASTER wasn't that great, but I'm definitely looking forward to seeing him duke it out with Vin Diesel in FAST FIVE.
MTV recently spoke with him about a number of topics, and DOOM came up. I believe there have been far worse video game adaptations, but it was pretty bad, and The Rock acknowledges it. But that misstep hasn't ruled out that he could possibly star in another game movie in the future.
"I think if the right one came along. I thought we had an opportunity with 'DOOM.' Didn't work out the way we wanted it to, creatively. But yeah, if the right opportunity came along and the script is good, sure."
And his dream project?
"'[Call of Duty] Black Ops,' that'd be bad ass. Let's make it happen, let's do it," he said. He then added, with a straight face: "That and 'Black Swan 2.'"
There have been rumors about a Call of Duty movie for quite some time, as each new installment of the franchise is the latest highest selling media property of all time. Black Ops racked up $360M in sales in under 24 hours, so it's easy to see that someone might want to translate a bit of that enthusiasm into the theater.
Would the movie be good? Of course not. The plots of Call of Duty games are generally pretty ridiculous, and I can't see that translating them to film would make them any better. But as for being profitable? Absolutely a Black Ops movie would make a ton of money, and if The Rock wants to tag along, so be it. If Hollywood was smart, they'd get this into production ASAP.
|Extra Tidbit:||Sam Worthington voiced the hero, Alex Mason, in the game, with Gary Oldman as his ally, Viktor Reznov|