It should be no surprise that a Call of Duty movie is on the way, due to the game’s massive popularity. Activision Blizzard Studios, The film division under video game developer Activision Blizzard, seems to have their sights on a Call of Duty adaptation in the form of a movie and are looking to negotiate Gomorra’s Stefano Sollima to direct the shooter war epic. Variety has provided this source yet no further comment has been made by Activision Blizzard representatives.
Producing will be guided by Stacey Sher, whose reputation and work history with big time directors such as Quentin Tarantino and Steven Soderbergh have been Activision’s motive to her big role in the company as President. Sollima is currently working on his upcoming film Sicario 2: Soldado with stars Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin from the previous film.
There is currently no confirmed writer penning a script, therefore no details are available of a synopsis, though strong rumor believe it will be set in present day. In addition, Activision Blizzard Studios’ Presidents Sher and Nick van Dyk have mentioned interest in making this the first of a cinematic universe.
Though Marvel Studios have managed to provide quite the reputation with that idea alone with its ten year strong world-building, those that managed to replicate it such as the DCEU and the Dark Universe have received less than favorable results by the general public. This would very well be a tough act to follow, especially with the mixed to negative position that video game adapted movies have received.
Sollima’s latest film Sicario 2: Soldado hits theaters June 29th.
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