Actor Kevin McKidd gives an update on two movie projects that we would love to see come to the big screen; Rome and Call of Duty.
It looks like the HBO series Rome might actually get made! There was so much story cut out of the the TV series that it kind of ended up being a disappointment. There was so much more that could have been done. The really rushed it in the end. McKidd recently told popwrap:
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.
He then went on to say that his character, soldier/politician Lucius Vorenus, is not dead despite what happened in the show.
He [is] very much alive, so that should be a fun story to tell.
Well, that awesome! I don't see why the script wouldn't get picked up. The film has a built in audience, and the show was done extremely well. I hope we hear more news on this soon.
As you may or may not know, McKidd did the voice of Captain "Soap" MacTavish in the recent video game Modern Warfare 2 (which is awesome by the way!) I wish I had more time to play it. The Call of Duty video game franchise has been a huge success and it's no secret that it is going to be adapted into a film, we reported on it back in May. Regarding this film adaptation McKidd says,
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.
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.
I'd love to see both of these movies brought to life. I'm sure it will eventually happen, it's just a matter of when. As for McKidd taking on roles in both movies... I think he is a great actor, so yeah I'd like to see him in them.
What are your thoughts on ROME and CALL OF DUTY on the big screen and McKidds involvement with them?