Activision Studios, the production company announced this past fall to produce in-house television and movie projects based on Activision-Blizzard's video game properties, has appointed high-profile Hollywood exec Stacey Sher as its co-president.
An impressive filmography under her belt, Sher has worked as producer on Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight.
According to IMDB, Sher also has credited production roles on films such as Garden State, Matilda, Erin Brockovich, Along Came Polly, The Fisher King, and sci-fi required viewing Gattaca.
Sher will work alongside Nick van Dyk, who worked at Disney before he joined Activision Studios as the other co-president back in November.
A children's animated show based on the Skylanders line of toys and games is already in the works, with plans to produce a cinematic adaptation of the wildly-popular Call of Duty series in the near future.
A movie based on Warcraft, another franchise under Activision-Blizzard's umbrella of intellectual property, arrives in theaters in June. However, the film is under production by a third party, Legendary Pictures.
The hire of Sher is not only a good get for the company, but with a talented producer on board, we may also see the end to gaming's penchant for crappy film adaptations (insert cheap jab at Uwe Boll here).
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