Later today, we’ll be posting a feature about Sledgehammer’s quest to secure iconic actor Kevin Spacey for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Game Informer’s June cover story), but we’re sharing a memorable anecdote in advance. In the Netflix original series House of Cards, Kevin Spacey plays Frank Underwood, a glad-handing, double-crossing politician.
On the show, Underwood plays God of War and Killzone on his PS3, and even briefly chats about the Vita. Spacey is also playing Jonathon Irons, a powerful, confident PMC CEO in Sledgehammer Games’ Advanced Warfare. Sledgehammer and Spacey’s producing partner are entertaining the idea of blurring the lines between these universes and having Underwood play Advanced Warfare in an episode of House of Cards.
“I exchanged an email with his [producing partner Dana Brunetti] this week, saying, ‘Hey, what would it take to have Frank Underwood playing Advanced Warfare in season three of House of Cards?’, says Michael Condrey, co-founder of Sledgehammer Games. “They’re like ‘Wow, that’s awesome.’ And we’re like, ‘That’s awesome!’ Because imagine bringing fans full circle there to see that. I mean how awesome would that be? Wouldn’t it just be the craziest thing ever just to go like, ‘Hollywood meets Silicon Valley meets Hollywood.’ If we can pull that off.”
“Or Irons goes ‘I can’t talk, I gotta go watch House of Cards.’”, says Glen Schofield, fellow co-founder of Sledgehammer. “[Spacey] said at one point ‘I guess I’m going to have to play this game on House of Cards.’”
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