The most successful entertainment offering of all time is not a film franchise or a TV show featuring Simon Cowell. It’s the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 which has grossed $3 billion worldwide since it was released on November 10. Holy samoleons. While video game movies have failed to replicate or exceed the success of their inspirations (although Jake Gyllenhaal’s abs are waiting in the wings) maybe it’s just because the wrong people were making them. With that in mind, COD:MW2’s director Keith Arem has been signed to direct a movie, or first person sitter in a theater, as some call them. Arem — who has worked in various capacities on over 500 video games — will not only direct FROST ROAD, but he wrote the script, and of course he is “developing a companion graphic novel with co-creator Brandon Humphreys and artist Christopher Shy. The story “concerns the survivors and victims of an invisible contagion in a small coastal Eastern town” and you know how people like that apocalyptic stuff.
“I’m extremely excited about this story,” said Arem, “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.”