Activision Blizzard, the studio behind Call Of Duty, are keen to get more films based on their properties into production and are keen to turn their whole brand into something resembling Marvel or DC. Call Of Duty took huge nods from Ridley Scott's war epic, Black Hawk Down; to the point that they hired Hans Zimmer to score the game and he basically rehashed his soundtrack from the film.
A cinematic universe based on the massively successful Call of Duty video game franchise could soon be a thing as Activision Blizzard Studios, the film division of interactive entertainment company Activision Blizzard, is in negotiations with Sicario 2: Soldado director Stefano Sollima to helm the studio's first Call of Duty adaptation. Snowden writer Kieran Fitzgerald has reportedly developed a script for the project that Sollima will develop if he agrees to direct. Activision Blizzard declined to comment when approached by Variety. The Call of Duty franchise is huge and has been around for almost 20 years, but is the name enough to get people into the movie theater to watch a series of movies about war? Sollima first broke out helming the United Kingdom series Gomorra but most recently helmed the upcoming sequel Sicario 2: Soldado, which no doubt paved the way for his hiring here.
It was also revealed that the movie will be produced by Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, along with Activision Blizzard Studios' Presidents Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk.More news: Raiders parting ways with Janikowski after 18-year run
With such a massive fanbase around the world, many believe that such a film could have the possibility of being a success, yet no official project has been publicly set in stone for the future. "It's a much more broad and inclusive, global in scope. a big, tentpole, Marvel-esque movie".
Anywho, if you're interested in checking out Sollima's latest, Sicario 2: Soldado will open in theaters this summer on June 29 with Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin reprising their roles from Denis Villeneuve's 2015 original. Plenty of great war dramas have a fantastic cast to pull you in to the sheer agony of being on the frontlines of war, so if Call of Duty can pull that off, maybe there's hope for something special.