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Activision Starts a Studio For 'Skylanders,' 'Call of Duty' TV And Film

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Activision Blizzard today launched a studio in charge of taking its franchises from the console to the silver screen, starting with a film franchise based on Call of Duty and an animated television series all about Skylanders. Under Activision Blizzard Studios, Skylanders Academy is in production now with showrunner Eric Rogers, who is best known as a writer for Futurama. It features the voices of Justin Long as Spryo, Ashley Tisdale as Stealth Elf, Jonathan Banks as Eruptor and Norm Macdonald as Glumshanks. Details are scarce for the Call of Duty film project, but in a press release Activision calls out Advanced Warfare and Black Ops 3 as examples of the series' potential. Plus, it notes a possibility of television adaptations for the franchise.

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WizzroSupreme716d ago

A Michael Bay-directed Call of Duty is exactly what this industry deserves.

OJSoFunky715d ago

Sounds like a nightmare!

Porcelain_Chicken714d ago

It really wouldn't be anymore different than any other summer blockbuster if we're being honest. At least I don't see one.

OJSoFunky715d ago

Skylanders could make for an okay kids animated film, COD is a stupid idea though.

SouthClaw714d ago

If they do it to stand out from the rest of the tripe it needs to be 100% in first person.