Last spring, CEO of Activision Blizzard Bobby Kotick leaked that his company was thinking about a reality TV show based on the Guitar Hero franchise. That same article quoted an anonymous Activision source saying that Call of Duty was "being talked about for the big screen." Well, according to Gamespot, an entry in the US Patent & Trademark Office has revealed that the publisher has trademarked "Call of Duty" for use in "Pre-recorded movies featuring comedy, drama, action, adventure, music, theatrical performances and/or animation."
This filing was made mid-September and was still in the works at the USPTO as of September 30. Its existence was revealed the day after the publisher showed the world what a Call of Duty movie might look like with a new, astonishing trailer for Modern Warfare 2. The sneak peek for the game has a cinematic sweep; artistically opening with a narrator quoting scripture while troubling events unwind. It literally ends with a bang, showing Washington, DC as a war-torn, apocalyptic ruin. Are you excited yet? You should be. Check it out below: