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'Call of Duty WWII' Trailer Sees a Gamer Squad Reassembled, 'Ocean's Eleven' Style

Simon McQuoid Directs Ad for 72andSunny

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on Oct 16, 2017

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With a nod to "Ocean's Eleven" (and perhaps before that, the "A-Team"), a new film promoting Activision's forthcoming "Call of Duty WWII" sees a gang of old friends get back together to play the new game.

Director Simon McQuoid helms the spot, by 72andSunny, which starts with an office worker meekly approaching his boss about a performance review. Or so he thinks. Actually he's been called in by his friend, who informs him that "Call of Duty" is going back to World War II, and they need to "get the guys back together."

Together they assemble an eclectic crew, including one man who's assumed to be off limits as he's married with kids. There's also a dude whose partner they mistake for his mom, a mother bogged down with her little ones who opts in (following the offer of a baby-sitter) and a woman living in a blingy mansion with a hot tub. It's all set to the Royal Blood track "Figure It Out."

"Call of Duty: WWII" debuts on November 3.

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Credits

Date
Oct 16, 2017
Agency:
72andSunny
CEO Activision Publishing:
Eric Hirshberg
Client:
Call of Duty
EVP, Chief Marketing Officer:
Tim Ellis
SVP, Consumer Marketing:
Todd Harvey
Senior Director, Consumer Marketing:
Carolyn Wang
Consumer Marketing Manager:
Karen Starr
Consumer Marketing Coordinator:
Jene Crandall
Founder, Creative Co Chair:
Glenn Cole
Group Creative Director:
Matthew Curry
Creative Director:
Tim Wolfe
Creative Director:
Rob Teague
Senior Writer:
Samuel Moore
Senior Designer:
Juri Zaech
Chief Production Officer:
Tom Dunlap
Executive Producer:
Zeynep Taslica
Senior Producer:
Dave Stephenson
Jr. Producer:
Vivian Le
Freelance Producer:
Nick Phillips
Group Brand Director:
Simon Hall
Brand Manager:
William Nader
Brand Coordinator:
Tanya Zaccaro
Strategy Director:
Daniel Teng
Strategist:
Alex Morrison
Business Affairs Director:
Kallie Halbach
Business Affairs Manager:
Jesse Sinkiewicz
Business Affairs Coordinator:
Kelsey Buehler
Production Company:
Imperial Woodpecker
Executive Producer:
Doug Halbert
Line Producer:
Anita Wetterstedt
Director:
Simon McQuoid
Director of Photography:
Jeff Cronenweth
Production Supervisor:
Bailey Reeves
Edit Company:
Arcade Edit
Editor:
Geoff Hounsell
Managing Partner:
Damian Stevens
Executive Producer:
Crissy DeSimone
Head of Production:
Kristen Thon-Webb
Senior Producer:
Adam Becht
Assistant Editor:
Pete Dandrea
Assistant Editor:
Glen Montgomery
Assistant Editor:
Matt Laroche

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