Published Nov 06, 2015Super Mario Bros. and Double Dragon be damned, videogame movies are becoming all the rage again. Today we already reported that The Witcher is being eyed for a big-screen adaptation in 2017, and now massive videogame company Activision Blizzard has taken things to the next level by launching their own production company.
As Variety reports, the company has launched Activision Blizzard Studios with plans to expand into TV and movies. Their first project is an animated TV series based on Skylanders Academy. The cartoon will feature voice acting from the likes of Justin Long, Ashley Tisdale, Jonathan Banks and Norm Macdonald.
That's just cracking the surface, however. With over 1000 properties, Activision Blizzard has plenty of potential source material for TV and movies. Among them is the endlessly popular Call of Duty series, which is being strongly considered as a movie franchise.
That said, the company's CEO Bobby Kotick said they're not going to rush into anything if the creative spark isn't there. "We've killed games, we've stopped projects after years of development," to told Variety. "If we don't think we're putting out best creative foot forward, we don't do it."