It seems Activision Blizzard Studios’ search for a director to direct the film adaptation of the wildly popular video game, Call of Duty might end soon. A new report from Variety suggests Activision Blizzard Studios is in talks with Sicario 2: Soldado fame director, Stefano Sollima, to direct the first movie in the series.
Activision Blizzard Studios’ presidents Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk are producing along with Activision Blizzard chief executive Bobby Kotick. Kieran Fitzgerald penned the script and will develop with Sollima. The film is currently without a distributor. The film studio is yet to comment on whether they’ve made any traction with Sollima. The deal, if closed, will mark a big step forward for the project that aims to bring the popular shooter game to the big screen.
Talking more about the Call of Duty film, the movie is being produced by Activision Blizzard Studios’ presidents Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk along with Activision Blizzard chief executive Bobby Kotick. Kieran Fitzgerald has reportedly penned the script for the film.
Until now, we only know about the director that’s in the discussion. Information regarding the star cast of the proposed film or even a possible release date for the film still remains under wraps. The Call of Duty film is in an early stage of moving forward, but it is definitely progressing. Rumors are that Sher and van Dyk plan are planning to go for a Marvel-style Call of Duty movie universe.
Stefano Sollima is best known for his crime-drama works including the Gomorrah TV series, ACAB – All Cops Are Bastards and Suburra. His upcoming film Sicario 2: Soldado is scheduled to hit theaters on June 29. The film stars Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin, who will reprise their roles from the first film.
Pursue News will keep its readers informed on any progress made with Call of Duty moving forward.
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