The ever growing film franchises growing every day it was only about time that one of the best selling games and there producers would soon take the leap into the ring of Hollywood. Disney alum Nick Van Dyk has signed on as co-president of Activision Blizzard, a move to intensify this leap into film and TV. A creative executive will soon be announced.
The first production coming out of Activision Blizzard will be ‘Skylander Academy’. The series has been developed in-house and will be using the voice talents of Justin Long, Ashley Tisdale, Jonathan Banks and Norm MacDonald. Bobby Kotick CEO of Activision Blizzard said that the plan to launch into film and TV has been a year in the making, the focus will be on live-action and animated renditions but with 30 years of content and some huge names such as Call of Duty they will have a lot to work with.
Of course Call of Duty is on the plate and is being eyed up for a movie series, the video games have seen many Hollywood writers including David S. Goyer and acting talent from Kiefer Sutherland to Sam Worthington and their live-action commercials most recently starring Michael B. Jordan and Cara Delevingne just show the Hollywood talent they can get and the reach that this franchise has achieved.
We will likely see Activision Blizzard partner with networks and studios for distribution ‘Netflix’ most likely being a frontrunner, but with Sony Playstation and Microsofts Xbox having viewing platforms we may be directed to our consoles in the future.