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The Rock wouldn't mind starring in a Call of Duty: Black Ops movie

04.05.2011

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
Source: MTV

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5:09AM on 04/07/2011
black op's already felt like a movie to me. Yeah Rock's done some good family movies and some cheesy action flicks but i have generally liked everything he has done. Call it a comeback if you want, but this guy really never left just expanded his fan base. He just took a step out of vin disel's book and it worked. "That and black swan" HAHA now there is an honest guy!
black op's already felt like a movie to me. Yeah Rock's done some good family movies and some cheesy action flicks but i have generally liked everything he has done. Call it a comeback if you want, but this guy really never left just expanded his fan base. He just took a step out of vin disel's book and it worked. "That and black swan" HAHA now there is an honest guy!
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7:11PM on 04/05/2011
I think the Modern Warfare games would work better as movies
I think the Modern Warfare games would work better as movies
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6:09PM on 04/05/2011

black ops

was very disappointing. do something creative and is actually a kick ass game. HALO. cough cough peter jackson.
was very disappointing. do something creative and is actually a kick ass game. HALO. cough cough peter jackson.
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5:51PM on 04/05/2011

"That and 'Black Swan 2."

I think he just wants another excuse to wear a fancy pink ballerina dress on film. I wonder which supporting actor he wants to have hot & steamy gay scenes with?
I think he just wants another excuse to wear a fancy pink ballerina dress on film. I wonder which supporting actor he wants to have hot & steamy gay scenes with?
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5:09AM on 04/07/2011
I think he was more interested in seeing mila and natalie back at each other
I think he was more interested in seeing mila and natalie back at each other
5:21PM on 04/05/2011

Come On!!!

April Fools day is just once a year isnt it?
April Fools day is just once a year isnt it?
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4:26PM on 04/05/2011

GAME WAS THE SAME OLD SAME OLD

but the story had a good CONCEPT behind it. It was still super cliche, super short and super repetitive, but the basic concept behind the story was neat - and I think would translate well into a movie..

HOWEVER... after playing the story, only Worthington can play the hero, the Rock just wouldn't make sense... at the same time I'm giving this comment a 'green' because I just want to see Rock in more action movies.
but the story had a good CONCEPT behind it. It was still super cliche, super short and super repetitive, but the basic concept behind the story was neat - and I think would translate well into a movie..

HOWEVER... after playing the story, only Worthington can play the hero, the Rock just wouldn't make sense... at the same time I'm giving this comment a 'green' because I just want to see Rock in more action movies.
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3:57PM on 04/05/2011
Most over hyped game series ever
Most over hyped game series ever
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4:27PM on 04/05/2011
overrated maybe, but overhyped? :P

I still have a blast with them, but they're just like the Madden series or something like that. Year after year a new one is out, and for COD the only differences are a few different killstreaks and 8 new maps replacing the old ones.
overrated maybe, but overhyped? :P

I still have a blast with them, but they're just like the Madden series or something like that. Year after year a new one is out, and for COD the only differences are a few different killstreaks and 8 new maps replacing the old ones.
3:18PM on 04/05/2011
This needs to get made w/ Rock in it!!! Who cares if its good or not?! Haha!
This needs to get made w/ Rock in it!!! Who cares if its good or not?! Haha!
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2:47PM on 04/05/2011
This would be awesome. I love war movies as black hawk down is one of my all time fav's. This would make an ass load of money so why not? They just better make it rated R. Screw the kiddies.
This would be awesome. I love war movies as black hawk down is one of my all time fav's. This would make an ass load of money so why not? They just better make it rated R. Screw the kiddies.
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2:41PM on 04/05/2011
You know things are bad when all the folks that say to keep the Rock out of the movie (considering there is no role he's good for...at all) are the ones getting thumbs downs...
You know things are bad when all the folks that say to keep the Rock out of the movie (considering there is no role he's good for...at all) are the ones getting thumbs downs...
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4:29PM on 04/05/2011
no, because he's proven he's a great action star if given a good movie to back him (see: The Rundown, to a bit lesser extent Faster and to some consider Walking Tall pretty solid as well... it had it's moments)
no, because he's proven he's a great action star if given a good movie to back him (see: The Rundown, to a bit lesser extent Faster and to some consider Walking Tall pretty solid as well... it had it's moments)
8:16PM on 04/05/2011
He is a good action star, I agree, but there is no role in Black Ops for him. You can choose to just not give a shit and shoehorn him in so you can say "Starring the rock", or you can take the movie seriously and cast it based on the characters created. Who could he play? The worn out Woods? The tortured Mason? The ice cold Hudson? He isn't right for the movie.

Now, Vazquez in CoD 4 or Foley in MW2 would be more to his abilities...
He is a good action star, I agree, but there is no role in Black Ops for him. You can choose to just not give a shit and shoehorn him in so you can say "Starring the rock", or you can take the movie seriously and cast it based on the characters created. Who could he play? The worn out Woods? The tortured Mason? The ice cold Hudson? He isn't right for the movie.

Now, Vazquez in CoD 4 or Foley in MW2 would be more to his abilities...
2:32PM on 04/05/2011
How about everyone just finds a copy of Navy Seals and watches that?
How about everyone just finds a copy of Navy Seals and watches that?
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2:22PM on 04/05/2011
black ops was by far the best cod story..i liked the deer hunter scene
black ops was by far the best cod story..i liked the deer hunter scene
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2:01PM on 04/05/2011

Rad

If the movie were anything like that sweet commercial that had Kobe and Jimmy Kimmel in it for pure ridiculousness, I'm in.
If the movie were anything like that sweet commercial that had Kobe and Jimmy Kimmel in it for pure ridiculousness, I'm in.
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1:33PM on 04/05/2011
A COD movie would have to done in the vein of Battle LA, minus the aliens, and Black Hawk Down. I want a movie using the Modern Warfare theme, Black Ops is set in the 60's. You can have a very realisitic plot with very realistic action. To say the storylines of MW I and II are ridiculous is simply ridiculous.
A COD movie would have to done in the vein of Battle LA, minus the aliens, and Black Hawk Down. I want a movie using the Modern Warfare theme, Black Ops is set in the 60's. You can have a very realisitic plot with very realistic action. To say the storylines of MW I and II are ridiculous is simply ridiculous.
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1:33PM on 04/05/2011
My vote is for The Rock as Shadow in the American Gods film adaptation that JoBlo is ignoring for some reason.
My vote is for The Rock as Shadow in the American Gods film adaptation that JoBlo is ignoring for some reason.
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1:04PM on 04/05/2011
Would a COD movie be the best movie ever? No...Would it be completely over the top? Yes....Would it contain ridiculous and un-realistic plot devices? Yes....Would it be a hell of a fun ride? Abso-fucking-lutely!! I'm game.
Would a COD movie be the best movie ever? No...Would it be completely over the top? Yes....Would it contain ridiculous and un-realistic plot devices? Yes....Would it be a hell of a fun ride? Abso-fucking-lutely!! I'm game.
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1:04PM on 04/05/2011

I'd watch BLACK SWAN 2.

Plus, Black Swan AND a Wrestler? Aronofsky's back!
Plus, Black Swan AND a Wrestler? Aronofsky's back!
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12:52PM on 04/05/2011
I'm glad the guy is finally realizing, "Oh wait? I make a good action star?" Nobody really wants a Black Ops movie. And I didn't think Faster was horrible. It just suffered from what felt like two short stories jammed into one script. Anyway, GO DWAYNE GO!
I'm glad the guy is finally realizing, "Oh wait? I make a good action star?" Nobody really wants a Black Ops movie. And I didn't think Faster was horrible. It just suffered from what felt like two short stories jammed into one script. Anyway, GO DWAYNE GO!
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12:40PM on 04/05/2011

ugh no!

I down with a Black Opes movie, but I'm not down with The Rock in it.. Lets get Sam Worthington is this bitch along with Ice Cube, Ed Harris, Gary Oldman and that one guy that play Frank Woods! lol
I down with a Black Opes movie, but I'm not down with The Rock in it.. Lets get Sam Worthington is this bitch along with Ice Cube, Ed Harris, Gary Oldman and that one guy that play Frank Woods! lol
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2:00PM on 04/05/2011
Black Opes you say? Never heard of it.
Black Opes you say? Never heard of it.
4:32PM on 04/05/2011
I TOTALLY AGREE with making a Black Ops movie with the actual cast, Worthington, Oldman and especially Ed Harris... Ice Cube sounded like Ice Tea so who cares about that lol.

I love the Rock and want to see him in more action movies, but for Black Ops -- they already got their cast!
I TOTALLY AGREE with making a Black Ops movie with the actual cast, Worthington, Oldman and especially Ed Harris... Ice Cube sounded like Ice Tea so who cares about that lol.

I love the Rock and want to see him in more action movies, but for Black Ops -- they already got their cast!
12:21PM on 04/05/2011

Oh Rock...

...don't give them ideas.
...don't give them ideas.
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