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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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Kevin McKidd wants to be Thor

Posted by LiveFor on December 2, 2008

He wore a roman helmet in Rome, travelled back in time in Jouneyman, fought werewolves in Dog Soldiers, died of a heroin addiction in Trainspotting and plays a doctor in Grey’s Anatomy.

Four of those five things may help Kevin McKidd win the role of Thor in the Kenneth Branagh directed movie from Marvel Studios.

He has been chatting to IGN about the fact he is still a contender for the role. McKidd stressed that the part that he’s up for is indeed that of Thor and not a supporting role.

Do you think McKidd would be good as the God of Thunder? I think he certainly looks the part and he sure can act. If not him who else?

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The Punisher is after The Book of Eli

Posted by LiveFor on December 2, 2008

Ray Stevenson (Punisher: War Zone, TV’s Rome) has joined Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman and Mila Kunis in Warner Bros. Pictures The Book of Eli reports Variety.

Stevenson will play an enforcer dispatched to kill Eli (Washington) as he fights his way across the American wasteland, protecting a sacred book that may hold the key to saving humanity.

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HBO / BBC series Rome to be back on the big screen

Posted by LiveFor on December 1, 2008

Bruno Heller wants to create theatrical closure to his critically beloved and prematurely canceled HBO drama Rome, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“There is talk of doing a movie version,” he said. “It’s moving along. It’s not there until it is there. I would love to round that show off.”

The lavish period drama ran for two seasons on HBO, which co-produced the series with the BBC. With the final season of The Sopranos as its lead-in, the first season was solidly rated, but high production costs presented the network with a tough call on the pickup. HBO opted for a second season to help get more value from its initial investment but not a third, effectively canceling the show in summer 2006 before the second season debuted the following January. The Rome sets were destroyed, and the actors were released from their contracts, making the decision all but irreversible.

Season 2 of Rome was a surprise. Although slightly lower rated than the first, the show did remarkably well without a Sopranos lead-in. The first season received four Emmy Awards, and another seven Emmys were heaped upon the final season.

Suddenly Rome was a Greek tragedy: a hit show with no future. The broadcast nets quickly snatched up the show’s leads for top fall pilots.

HBO executives have since admitted that axing the show probably was a mistake.

One seeming drawback to revisiting the show after its wrap was the demise of a key lead character, Lucius (Kevin McKidd). Yet Heller reveals that the character’s off-camera fate was far from fatal.

“It was very deliberate that we saw him drifting away but didn’t see him atop a funeral pyre,” Heller said.

Heller would not discuss plot ideas, but the original series outline for Rome next called for the hedonistic Roman leaders to deal with the rise of a certain problematic rabbi — a story line that would have put a whole new spin on the Greatest Story Ever Told and potentially bring Rome a larger audience.

No production date has been set.

Source: Movieweb

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