In an announcement made at its BlizzCon 2015 event, video game publisher Activision Blizzard has revealed that it has efforts underway launch an in-house TV and film studio, for bringing most of its popular game franchises to a number of different-sized screens.
Against the backdrop of Activision’s announcement about the formation of the company’s own production studio, Reuters has disclosed in a recent report that Activision’s first project will likely be an animated TV series which will be based on Skylanders. However, the Reuters report has also said that Activision will also probably initiate a project based on Call of Duty in the “near-term.”
Meanwhile, in a disclosure that Activision’s Skylanders-based TV series project is aimed for 2016, The Associate Press (AP) has said in a report that Activision already has Justin Long, Ashley Tisdale, and Jonathan Banks on board for Skylanders Academy.
The AP report has also predicted a launch date for the Skylanders-based project, asserting that it will apparently be “ready for deployment” in 2018 or 2019.
About Activision’s efforts to launch its own production studio, the AP report has highlighted a statement by Activision Blizzard Studios co-President Nick van Dyk who said: “Our releases will be consistent with the high adrenaline, bad-(expletive) action that fans expect from this franchise, but we’re going to deliver this intellectual property to the broadest movie-going audience.”