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« on: November 19, 2009, 12:32:56 AM »

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is at the moment simultaneously being hailed as one of the greatest video games of all time and being condemned as one of the most gratuitously violent. Whatever your opinion, there is no doubt it has made a big impression. Unsuprisingly the possibility of a film based on the games has just emerged. The source of this information? Rome actor Kevin Mckidd who also voices one of the characters in the game.

On a more animated note, Kevin -- who voices Captain "Soap" MacTavish in "Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2" -- says that the hugely successful video game franchise is also eyeing a big screen incarnation.
"They were looking for a rough, Scottish actor in Hollywood they probably couldn't get Gerard Butler, so they got the No. 2 Gerard Butler, me. I had no idea it would be so huge, and now there are talks of a feature film," he revealed to PopWrap. Then came the kicker, when asked if he would be bringing Soap to life in the movie, he said, "if the script is good, and Gerard isn't available [laughs], then absolutely."

As video games become more like movies and movies become more like video games, whose to say if there is a difference between the two any more? Well you don't actually control anything that happens when you watch a film so there is a BIG difference. No but aesthetically the motion capture films which Robert Zemeckis has been making look more like a video game cut scene than  a traditional movie and some of the action in District 9 had a sort of First Person Shooter feel to it. But really the biggest similarity is is the money, video games now can make just as much (if not more) on their release as the biggest of Hollywood blockbusters. Approximately 4.7 million copies of Modern Warfare 2 were sold in North America and the United Kingdom on its opening day, adding up to around $310 million, which dwarfs The Dark Knights mere $67 million opening day box office takings.


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