Thursday, 22 February, 2018

Call of Duty Movie Aims for Sicario 2 Director

'Sicario 2' Director Tapped to Helm 'Call of Duty' Film (EXCLUSIVE) 'Sicario 2: Soldado' director Stefano Sollima is in talks to helm the 'Call of Duty' movie
Terence Owen | 15 February, 2018, 16:38

Now sources have told Variety that Sicario 2: Soldado director Stefano Sollima is currently negotiating to sit in the director's chair.

The news of the possibility of Stefano Sollima taking on the Call of Duty movie is huge, and it looks as if the ball is starting to get rolling for the project.

Meanwhile, Sicario 2 comes out on 29th June and, like the wonderful first film, stars Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin. Kieran Fitzgerald penned the script and will develop with Sollima.

Activision Blizzard Studios' presidents Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk are producing the Call of Duty movie and the duo believe that the franchise will be able to rival Marvel in terms of popularity and success and they plan on making multiple films. Sure, the Call of Duty brand will help bring some eyes to the hopeful franchise, but at the end of the day, it's still just a war drama.

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That Call of Duty movie is moving closer to actually happening, despite the fact that Hollywood has still yet to churn out a genuinely good video game adaptation.

In more recent years however, videogames have tried to blur the lines between them and film - and have specifically taken influence and inspiration from them.

For now, Sollima is still in talks, so we'll let you know when they're signed on. The first few games in the franchise were set during World War II before they started expanding into contemporary settings with the Modern Warfare series. "And then maybe something that is more of a hybrid, where you are looking at private, covert operations, while a public operation is going on". "It's a much more broad and inclusive, global in scope...a big, tentpole Marvel-esque movie", adding that he would like to emulate the way Marvel has crafted "these individual universes that interconnect and a timeline that makes sense with consistent themes and Easter eggs".

The live-action Call of Duty movie, having remained in infancy for the past several years, appears to have finally found a willing director.

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