Watch: James Mangold Directed 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' Game Trailer
Last year, Guy Ritchie directed a commercial for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 featuring Robert Downey Jr. with video game players taking the places of soldiers in a massive battlefield. This time, the same concept is applied for the forthcoming release of Call of Duty: Ghosts, but The Wolverine director James Mangold is behind the camera, following a group of four friends as they make their way through various settings rife with gunfire and explosions. Then Megan Fox pops up because this Call of Duty game is the first to offer players a chance to be a female soldier in mutliplayer mode (took them long enough). Watch!
Here's the James Mangold directed commercial for Call of Duty: Ghosts (via Activision):
Mangold talked to Variety about the commercial saying:
"As much as it was spectacle based it was character based. You want people to identify with these young men in this story in a way that they’re seeing themselves. They’re not seeing famous people, they’re seeing someone that looks like them in a hybrid where the game has become so actualized.” Activision and Mangold wanted the spot to emphasize “the sense of being your own hero in your own film. You're Gregory Peck in 'The Guns of Navarone.'”
In addition, Mangold talks about the scale of shooting this, "To call it a spot is an understatement of galactic proportions from a production level. When you’re doing something like this you’re directing a trailer — all of the good bits in a movie.” And for this trailer, they wanted to make it as practical as possible, "One of the goals everyone had was not to rely too heavily on CG. I’ve sensed that a lot of people are getting a little exhausted on the wonders of what can happen in a visual FX house and a lot of dough. Story still matters and makes the spectacle much more fun or dramatic or witty.” Call of Duty: Ghosts arrives November 5th.