This Man Would Love To Star In A Black Ops Movie

This Man Would Love To Star In A Black Ops Movie

Considering the dilapidated state of the game’s story, you’d imagine not that many actors (Ice-T aside) would fancy starring in a movie based on Call of Duty: Black Ops.

So it’s a shame to see Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson do just that.

I like The Rock! Not as a wrestler, mind, as I haven’t invested anything in that form of entertainment since the 1980s, but as an actor. Laugh if you want, but The Rundown/Welcome to the Jungle (“That’s a lotta cows!“) is one of the best movies of the past ten years that nobody ever saw.

Anyway. Speaking with MTV, Johnson looked back on his experiences filming Doom, one of the most disappointing gaming adaptations ever filmed. “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.”

So what would that dream project be when it comes to video games and movies? “‘[Call of Duty]Black Ops,’ that’d be bad arse. Let’s make it happen, let’s do it,” he told the movie news site. “That and ‘Black Swan 2.'”

Don’t do it, Dwayne! Nobody wants to see a movie where the lead actor gets captured 100 times and runs around the world talking to himself.

Unless it was a comedy. Called “Shoot The Hinges“.

The Rock Wants In On A ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops’ Movie [MTV]


  • I don’t mind the Rock, and he looks like he’d be suitable for Black Ops if it were ever a movie (he probably looks suitable for most video game movies though).

    And Welcome to the Jungle was pretty entertaining.

  • Also, I don’t understand why a Black Ops movie hasn’t been seriously looked at yet. It might be a ridiculous storyline, but it would likely get most people who own a copy to watch it and that would be an instant success?

  • Admitedly I’ve not look into his life story, but the Rock is a pretty cool guy in my books. I didn’t mind Doom at all. Sure, it’s not the type of movie that will make us contemplate the nature of humanity and redefine society’s definition of right and wrong for decades to come, but that’s not entertainments job. I sometimes like to just see stuff blow up as ninjas duel for control of the sword of destiny while hot babes engage in similar life or death debacles. Fun doesn’t need to equal cereberal.

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