Activision moves into film and television
The gaming company Activision Blizzard aims to grow by creating its own film and TV studio.
Earlier this week it was announced that Activision Blizzard will acquire Swedish mobile gaming company King Digital Entertainment for $5.9 billion.
Later in the week the company also said a newly formed studio unit would produce movies and TV shows based on games from its own library.A first film will probably be based on the hit game series Call of Duty, according to the New York Times.
Next year the film Warcraft, based on a Blizzard game, will be released. That film hasn’t been developed by the company itself however. It’s produced by Universal Pictures in association with Legendary Entertainment.
With its own studio, Activision Blizzard will have far more creative control over future movies and TV shows, says the company’s chief executive Robert Kotick in an interview with NY Times.Activision BlizzardRobert KotickNew York TimesKing Digital Entertainment