The Late Show With Stephen Colbert has aired yet another video game segment, this latest one focusing on Activision Blizzard's surprise $5.9 billion acquisition of Candy Crush developer King. The comedian says he thinks part of the reason why Activision bought the company is because it wants to someday make a Candy Crush movie with its newly formed film division.
Colbert even prepared an elaborate skit with actor Liam Neeson to show off what such a movie might look like. Neeson lies wounded on the ground, stabbed with a candy cane, as he imparts wisdom on his son--Colbert--who is too busy playing Candy Crush to listen. It's quite funny and well-written; watch it above.
This isn't Neeson's first time performing in a video game segment, as he was also the star of a Clash of Clans commercial during this year's Super Bowl. It's also just the latest video game-themed programming from The Late Show, asYouTube sensation PewDiePie and Sean Murray of No Man's Sky developer Hello Games came on as guests earlier in the year. The program also hosted a Legend of Zelda concert and aired afunny commercial for Halo 5: Guardians starring New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.
Activision Blizzard Studios, the name of the company's new film and TV division, is currently working on Call of Duty movies and an animated Skylanders TV show. It's possible that the company is also eyeing Candy Crush for its own movie or TV show, though no plans have been announced.
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