Kevin McKidd Talks Up Rome And Call of Duty Movies

By Will LeBlanc 2009-11-18 10:36:49discussion comments
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This story has something for everyone. First, let's appease all the ladies who just can't enough of dreamy Dr. Hunt on Grey's Anatomy. Actor Kevin McKidd says he will soon be stepping out of his scrubs and back into his Roman warrior garb in a big screen adaptation of the short lived HBO series, Rome. Despite his being “dead” in the show, McKidd revealed to Pop Wrap that, "He's very much alive, so that should be a fun story to tell." No word yet on when this will start production, but there's a script making the rounds and apparently it's good.

Now on to the MAN NEWS! What you may NOT know about McKidd is that he recently voiced uber badass Captain 'Soap' MacTavish in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 which just hit the shelves last week and has broken every five-day record set by any medium, including books and cinema, by bringing in over $550 million. That “holy shittitude” has sparked interest in bringing the franchise to the big screen, says McKidd. Referring to himself as “Gerard 2” (a fun poke at his always playing second fiddle to fellow Scot Gerard Butler), McKidd says he'll "absolutely" be stepping into Soap's real-life army boots, "if the script is good, and Gerard isn't available [laughs]." The ball is apparently barely rolling on this one, but with that much money involved, you can bet something will happen soon.

I wasn't a Rome watcher, but for anyone who was this will be a great opportunity to have any loose ends tied up and round out the series. As far as Call of Duty goes, let's get going on this one shall we? If done properly, it'll be one of the best all-out action pieces since Saving Private Ryan. Just don't give it to Uwe Boll.
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