Arguably an effective action persona on the silver screen, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson isn't easily fazed.

Just because that "DOOM" movie flopped doesn't mean he'd shy away from doing another game-based film. However, in addition to the "Spy Hunter" movie he was supposed to be in (that never got off the ground), you'd think his experiences with crossover films would dissuade him, wouldn't you? Nah. In a recent MTV interview , Johnson said that "if the right script came along," he'd give it a go:

"I think if the right one came along. I thought we had an opportunity with 'DOOM.' Didn't work out the way we wanted it to, creatively. But yeah, if the right opportunity came along and the script is good, sure."

And that one script? Well, it might just be "Call of Duty: Black Ops:"

"'[Call of Duty] Black Ops,' that'd be bad ass. Let's make it happen, let's do it. That and 'Black Swan 2.'"

We figure just about anyone in Hollywood would want to be part of a "Call of Duty" movie. The issue of casting is almost irrelevant, as the name alone should generate a massive box office haul. So The Rock in CoD…it might work. We guess. Maybe we're just not as excited because CoD has this industry by the throat right now.

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Godslim
Godslim
9 years ago

mmmmm i actually like the rock in some films…..like walking tall and welcome to the jungle…i actually think hes an ok actor
dunno if a cod movie would be anygood it would depend on the story but it could be ok

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Quelle surprise!

An action movie star wants to cash in on the current shooter/action game craze. Color me shocked…

Button Masher
Button Masher
9 years ago

Am I the only one who thinks this guy hasn't used his star power to broker a legit franchise for himself? I've always thought he could partner with the right people to get a HALO movie going. The Rock as Master Chief + Neill Blomkamp = Bi-Winning (minus the tiger blood)!!!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

The contract with Disney really hurt him, I mean c'mon he was the tooth fairy. But now that he's out from under it maybe he can do something like that.

ColTater
ColTater
9 years ago

Haven't played Halo in ages. Does Master Chief even talk?

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

Why BLACK OPS!?

Well, isn't he in FAST FIVE? Im sure everyone likes some Fast & Furious.
He just needs the right people, not the right movie.

Button Masher
Button Masher
9 years ago

Depending on what happens to him in Fast Five, they could spin-off his character into a franchise chasing down crews, ala, Al Pacino's character in Heat.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

Don't you mean Vin Diesel that plays in Fast&Furious? I don't think it's the guy in the photo, unless I'm missing something o.O


Last edited by Clamedeus on 4/5/2011 5:08:27 PM

ColTater
ColTater
9 years ago

Clamedeus,

Yup, you are missing something. They are BOTH in the new Fast Five movie. Rock is the good guy/agent and Vin is the bad guy/terrible actor.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

Eh, i like Vin Diesels acting it's alright. I don't care much for Dwayne though.

I didn't see Dwayne in the Fast Five commercial so yeah, i only seen Vin in it, so that's why i asked.


Last edited by Clamedeus on 4/5/2011 5:57:59 PM

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
9 years ago

For some reason wrestlers never have a good time with movies. Or they're cast in average/bad movies.

The Rock's one of my favorite people in the media. Badass to to the bone!

Don't know how I feel about him in COD movie. It fits his style but I just hate COD

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

He's done pretty well in the movie biz though. Sure he probably won't ever see an Oscar but movies like walking tall and the run down were entertaining, he's done well…

And yea he's a bad ass!

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

If the story is done right, and avoids the cheesiness the Doom movie had, I'll watch it.

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

Wish he just spend the rest of his time in the WWE in were hes actually entertaining.

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

Agreed.

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

It looks like some thumb downers like him more in the movies… Rock has an actor is just decent, but with a mic in the ring? is a GOD best promo man of the business.

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

good on the mic doesn't mean good in the ring. Man needs some actual moves.

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

Kray…The Rock sucks in the ring , and has a big fan of him I recognize it xD… my dream would be a wrestler with Chris Benoit wrestling skills and The Rock mic skills.

But again just check the latest WWE champions…sure Vince doesn't give a damn about wrestling skills =S.

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

Dude, watch tna. A.J. Styles. Pwi's top 500 list, A.J. was number 1.

Dude has more in ring skill than any wrestler I've ever seen and he's good on the mic. Not sure if you've ever watched it, but tna has a lot of good young talent.

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

I luv AJ Styles mic skills are good but hes more about the ring, WWE drop the ball at let him go to TNA that easy.

Lately I'm not watching much TNA (last match I watched was that Sting vs Hardy match that made me facepalm) Hogan and Bischoff are ruining all for me, but even has a dude that is more sided to mic skills than ring skills I always enjoy an AJ match.


Last edited by Oxvial on 4/6/2011 12:02:22 AM

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

Due to that terrible ppv match, if you send a copy of your bill or whatever showing that you ordered the ppv, tna will email you a code for a few months of free tna on demand.

I would agree that Hogan/Bischoff have severely hurt tna, but things have improved, last couple of weeks were actually pretty good. They brought back the fallen angel, which made me happy.

Imagi
Imagi
9 years ago

The engine is over 5 years old, so they may as well use an actor that was big 5 years ago.

That said, I like the work that the Rock has done.

SSRGohan
SSRGohan
9 years ago

pretty true haha

FatherSun
FatherSun
9 years ago

Imagine if they actually produced a good or even great movie for Call of Duty. On par with Apocalypse Now of Full Metal Jacket. What if it became an Oscar winner? If any movie genre can pull it off it's War movies. They can have everything. Story, action even romance. The COD franchise would explode exponentially. The Rocks career would benefit as well.

If ActiVision plays this hand right they could multiply the billions that the franchise already pulls in and might even gain some respect in the process. That and Koticks head would explode.

A video game movie that succeeds would also garner a lot more attention to our beloved form of entertainment. Not sure if that is such a good thing though. Double Edge sword type of situation. Why can't Casual and AAA's live together?


Last edited by FatherSun on 4/5/2011 11:18:06 AM

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

Apocalypse Now is a brillant movie, no war movie in today's world would even come close.

FatherSun
FatherSun
9 years ago

Then it is time for another brilliant War Movie. It is long overdue.


Last edited by FatherSun on 4/5/2011 4:13:31 PM

psychotoe
psychotoe
9 years ago

I thought The Rock was great in Doom, but then again I liked the Doom movie so….

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
9 years ago

Lol, so did I, thought I was the only one!

Nlayer
Nlayer
9 years ago

I enjoyed it too! Haha.

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
9 years ago

Doom was so terrible, I still remember the crap they were telling the press about how they were paying respect to the game by changing the story completely.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

The Tooth Fairy in CoD? Works for me. Actually since he did pretty well with Scorpion King so maybe he should be a villain against Gyllenhaal in Prince of Persia 2.

Get Schwarzenegger onboard CoD and I'll pay attention.

ColTater
ColTater
9 years ago

NO, not the governator who is in fact coming out with an animated series with the same name. Epic fail.

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

Good for him. Yeah Doom was pants, but you shouldn't ever give up. Especially where video games are concerned. We just need people who know what they're doing and have a passion for the source.

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
9 years ago

The Rock is awesome, not the best actor around but I would totally watch a CoD movie if he Vin Diesel and Tyrese were in it, that would be so epic!

And I can't wait until Fast Five comes out!


Last edited by MadKatBebop on 4/5/2011 12:17:46 PM

Godslim
Godslim
9 years ago

Vin Diesel and Tyrese were in it
HELL YEH!

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

That would be super awesome if Steven Spielberg directed this movie.

SirLoin of Beef
SirLoin of Beef
9 years ago

<sarcasm>Or Uwe Boll. When it comes to video game movies, he's tops.</sarcasm>

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

okay, didn't know he was a German director and turns video games into movies. Never saw any of his movies but I will eventually.

NazzyQ
NazzyQ
9 years ago

Movie critic: 'So, Mr Johnson, you've certainly have had an interesting movie career..'. The Rock: 'Yes, I certainly have. So what do you think of my movies?'. Movie critic: 'Well to be honest,I think they're-'. The Rock: 'IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU THINK!!!!

DjEezzy
DjEezzy
9 years ago

I'm just going to say it. They should get Ice Cube to be in it. I mean he is in the game as a voiceover anyways. I actually like the rock as an actor. He aint no Mel Gibson or Tom Hanks but he is a good actor. I thought he was hilarious in "Be Cool" LMAO. Eeeee-Weeeeeezzzzzy!!!!!

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Uh… ok. I get the feeling that a lot of actors just take roles for the paycheck. Can't blame them, you need to make a crust somehow. The idea of a CoD movie just sets me on edge. Sure, it could be done, but it would be so much easier to just attach any old story to it, as long as there's a military theme and lots of shooting. I really couldn't care less who was chosen to act in it, as I would do everything in my power to avoid it like the plague. But I suppose The Rock is a good a choice as anyone. I mean, he has the charisma to carry it, and he is, above all else, an action star. Go ahead, let him earn his money.
Peace.

I know it's off topic, but may I just say… DAMN THESE VICTORIANS! Apparently the AG down there is against an R18+ rating for games. And we were so close….


Last edited by Lawless SXE on 4/5/2011 1:55:44 PM

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Lawless,
Sorry to hear your country has yet again, one more A-Hole for a AG.

That's really got to suck 'roo nads.

BIGRED15
BIGRED15
9 years ago

If activision could get behind this this could be quite a clever move. I've already visited forums where people dont exactly plan to buy antoher cod unless they change it up a bit. A movie with a household name about the billion dollar franchise could give call of duty the extra lift they need to keep a solid promotional mix using their same tried and true formula. if you get a movie that is actually entertaining and not like doom, that could boost cods popularity especially in hollywood. then we'll never see the end of this dynasty speaking of which, anyone want to bet cod may become the next dynasty warriors?

Danny007
Danny007
9 years ago

Well, since The Rock's movies never get good reviews and since movies based on video games don't get good reviews it seems like a perfect fit. I am however a fan of the Rock and did enjoy some of his movies. "Faster" was a good movie. FYI

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Kotex's cell call:
Hey Rock, heard you want an COD movie. I've got you covered.

Rock:
I'm on board, So what is it?

Kotex:
"COD Black Swan Ops".

Rock:
Oh great, it's gonna be "can you smell what I'm cooking"? Yeah, count me in, when do I sign on?

Kotex:
Tomorrow. We'll do lunch (oh, and you're paying)

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

?

thj_1980
thj_1980
9 years ago

?????

I don't get it.

Minishmaru
Minishmaru
9 years ago

Give Sylvestor Stallone the go ahead to pen a movie adaptation of CoD, "The Expendables" arguably the most badass action movie filled with everything CoD is known to have. Hell you could rename the characters in "The Expendables" and it'd be very close to Black Ops

Wissam
Wissam
9 years ago

Stallone is 60 years old. he should pick up roles like a father etc. but being an action movie star at his age. that is really weird.

Lairfan
Lairfan
9 years ago

@Wissam:

He still does a pretty good job of it, if the Expendables is any indication. Just because he's old doesn't mean he should stop doing the roles he loves (like most actors seem to want to do).

Although he does use a bit too much shakey-cam in the Expendables, probably to cover up all the stunt doubles, but that's beside the point.