No, he’s not directing the “Call of Duty” movie. As far as we know, that’s not in development, thank God. No, instead Ben Affleck is circling what sounds like a “Call of Duty” ripoff, a movie called “Line of Sight”.
It’s about an elite commando squad protecting cargo from “a global threat”. So, what’s the big deal? It’s shot entirely from the first-person viewpoint.
To be fair, movies shot entirely in the first person can actually work. “Cloverfield” may have been a movie about idiots suffering a deserved painful death, but from a filmmaking standpoint it was pretty solid, if wobbly. My bigger concern was that it was written by the guy to blame for the script of “Halo: Reach”. Neat filmmaking angles can’t make up for a crap script, guys.
[ via the whiners over at IndieWire (seriously, they spend half the article griping about the concept) ]