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Frost Road is like a zombie film in reverse?

Posted by LiveFor on May 6, 2010

Back in December last year came news that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 director Keith Arem was making a movie called Frost Road. Details of the plot were quite vague – a small coastal Eastern town which is suddenly and inexplicably devastated by an invisible contagion.

Now Arem has given some more info about the plot while speaking to USA Today and it sounds rather good.

“It revolves around this man who wakes up behind the wheel of his car,” he told the paper. “He has crashed headfirst into this tree in the middle of this forest in the middle of nowhere. He comes to, he’s been injured. He’s bleeding from his head and thinks it is from this car crash. He finds a cell phone in the car and tries to call 911 and there’s a strange interference that is somehow blocking his call. He makes his way down to this town of Frost Road and finds that this entire town has died, everyone is gone and whatever happened just happened recently. For whatever reason, he is immune to what happened.”

“Our main character is immune to what is happening while something is affecting the townspeople. They are essentially ripping themselves apart,” Arem says. “It becomes a sort of a zombie film in reverse. Instead of this constant threat of being attacked by all these plagued victims, this becomes a story of survival and keeping these people alive.”

There is an official site for it but not much on it at the moment.

Source: STYD

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Modern Warfare 2 director to make plague film

Posted by LiveFor on December 2, 2009

In the wake of record-breaking sales of the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, director Keith Arem will make his feature film debut on the action-thriller FROST ROAD. Cary Brokaw’s Avenue Pictures (CLOSER, ANGELS IN AMERICA) will produce with Steven L’Heureux’s Solipsist Films, in association with Arem’s PCB Productions. Arem wrote the script and FROST ROAD is concurrently in development as a graphic novel with co-creator Brandon Humphreys and artwork by Christopher Shy (Art Director, CONAN).

FROST ROAD concerns a small coastal Eastern town which is suddenly and inexplicably devastated by an invisible contagion. A young man awakens from a car accident to discover he is one of few survivors in the aftermath of a mysterious outbreak. Somehow immune, he tries to save the remaining survivors from themselves, as he desperately struggles to prevent the deadly wave from spreading across the entire planet.

After hauling in the biggest-ever first-day sales, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 continues to break records not only for video games but for all entertainment media; Activision Blizzard Inc., has reported $550 million in worldwide sales during its first five days and a reported $3 billion in sales-to-date. Game developer Infinity Ward contracted Arem as their talent director – responsible for directing, casting, and engineering all actors for the game including 50 Cent, Barry Pepper, Kevin McKidd, Keith David, Billy Murray and Lance Henriksen.

“I’m extremely excited about this story,” declared Arem about FROST ROAD, “and thrilled to have the opportunity to bring the skills I’ve honed in the game industry to the big screen. There’s an incredible talent pool currently working in the game industry, and I hope that the success of FROST ROAD will give other creators the chance to show what they can do on a wider canvas.”

Cary Brokaw seconded Arem’s sentiments, praising “…the incredible results that Keith achieved in Modern Warfare 2. The popular response to the title speaks for itself. There’s a great deal that film can learn from the dynamic and immersive experience of games, in the same way the medium has drawn on graphic novels for visual inspiration. With FROST ROAD, we believe that we’ve harnessed the best of not just both, but all three worlds.”

L’Heureux commented, “It is a pleasure working with Arem. Smart and passionate about everything he does and FROST ROAD will really show off his sense of filmmaking.”

Avenue Pictures is a highly regarded production company active in both film and television. Headed by Cary Brokaw, the company has produced such films as Closer, The Merchant of Venice, Short Cuts and Restoration. Brokaw most recently produced The Resident starring Hilary Swank and Jeffrey Dean Morgan for Hammer Films, which is now in post-production. The company has over forty films in development, and Avenue Pictures Television has nine television series in development with a first-look deal with Fox Television Studios.

Solipsist Films is a live action feature film, television and animation production company. Originally established in 2005 to service the feature film, feature animation, high quality television and video game markets by producer Stephen L’Heureux. Solipsist is one of a very select few with a successful production background in all media of entertainment production, and is known for its particular expertise in developing and producing theatrical films and television programming based upon comic books and graphic novels.

PCB Productions is a digital content creation company for Interactive, Film, Television, Animation, and New Media. Founded by industry veteran Keith Arem (Virgin Interactive/Electronic Arts), PCB has developed on over 500 commercial titles, including franchises for the Call of Duty series, Lord of the Rings, Spiderman series, Ghost Recon series, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series, Ridge Racer series, Prince of Persia series, Star Wars, Everquest series, Rainbow Six series, SOCOM, Silent Hill, Iron Man, and Guitar Hero. In addition his history as an award-winning director and producer of video games, Arem is also a best-selling author and graphic novelist.

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Call of Duty Modern Warfare film soldiering on?

Posted by LiveFor on November 18, 2009

The New York Post recently spoke to actor Kevin McKidd (Dog Soldiers, Rome, Journeyman), who voices the Captain “Soap” McTavish character in the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. They talk about the possibility of a film.

“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.”

Well it is nothing solid and looks like it is just talks at the moment but with the massive success of Modern Warfare 2 I imagine a film will soon follow.

McKidd, also went on to say that a film based on the TV series Rome is in the works as well.

“There is a script that is being shopped and it’s supposedly very good, I haven’t seen it, but I am definitely going to be a part of the movie,” Kevin told PopWrap. He then went on to say that his character, soldier/politician Lucius Vorenus, is not dead despite what happened in the show. “He very much alive, so that should be a fun story to tell.”

If there is a Modern Warfare 2 film who would you rather see play Soap – Mckidd or Butler?

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Modern Warfare 2 – New trailer

Posted by LiveFor on November 6, 2009

ModernWarfare2Oh my God! How good does this look. There’s a bit where you in space!!!

I want to play this right now…Not out until the 10th November though.

Any kind souls want to send me a review copy? Don’t make me beg….please!

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Call of Duty trademarked for movies

Posted by LiveFor on October 5, 2009

codFellow video gamers rejoice. While we wait for the release of Modern Warfare 2 – I can’t wait to get my hands on that one – news has surfaced that we may be seeing Call of Duty on the big screen at some point in the future.

/Film picked up on this via Trademork – On September 21, 2009, American video game developer and publisher Activision filed to protect the trademark Call Of Duty in relation to “pre-recorded movies featuring comedy, drama, action, adventure, music, theatrical performances and/or animation”.

Back in early May 2009, The Hollywood Reporter and a variety of gaming websites reported that Activision had set up deals for a “Call Of Duty” movie based on the popular video game. However, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has declined since then to comment on the status of Call of Duty becoming a film. This filing seems to indicate a film is definitely forthcoming.

The big question is what type of Call of Duty film do you want to see? World War 2, Moder Warfare style or Nazi Zombies?

Let me know what would make your perfect Call of Duty film.

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