Posted on Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
Keith Arem, director of Activision Blizzard’s popular video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, will make his feature directorial debut on Frost Road, an action thriller that Cary Brokaw (Closer) will produce along with Steven L’Heureux.
The film will tell the story of a small coastal Eastern town which is suddenly and inexplicably devastated by an invisible contagion. A young man awakens from a car accident to discover he is one of few survivors in the aftermath of a mysterious outbreak. Somehow immune, he tries to save the remaining survivors from themselves, as he desperately struggles to prevent the deadly wave from spreading across the entire planet.
Years ago I thought that the next generation of feature film directors would be plucked out of music videos (Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, Mark Romanek) but in these post Napster/Mtv times, that no longer seems to be the big training ground that it use to be. Some believe that the next generation of feature directors will be born out of commercials, but I think the time constraints, the process and sometimes limited creative collaboration will hold this medium back from producing many hopefuls. Others have said that the next generation of feature directors will come from video games. Is this the start of that trend?
Read the full press release after the jump.
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