Keith Arem, director of Activision Blizzard’s hit video game “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2,” will mbe making his feature directorial debut on Frost Road, an action thriler that Cary Brokaw (“Closer,” “Angels in America”) will produce along with Steven L’Heureux.
Variety says the film centers on a young man who awakens from a car accident to discover he is one of few survivors in the aftermath of a mysterious outbreak that’s struck a small coast town on the East Coast. Somehow immune to the contagion, he tries to save the remaining survivors as he struggles to prevent the deadly wave from spreading across the planet.
Arem wrote the script for the movie, and is also developing the project as a graphic novel with co-creator Brandon Humphreys, with Christopher Shy illustrating.
“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2” has earned more than $550 million in sales worldwide. Arem was responsible for directing, casting and engineering all of the actors for the game, which included 50 Cent, Barry Pepper, Kevin McKidd, Keith David, Billy Murray and Lance Henriksen.