A film adaption of the popular game Call of Duty is currently in the works thanks to the film arm of its parent company Activision Blizzard, and according to Variety, the project is in talks for Sicario 2 director Stefano Sollima to take on the task of bringing it to life.
The sequel to the critically acclaimed 2015 film Sicaro, currently in post-production, is Sollima's English-language debut, but he has plenty of Italian film and TV credits under his belt, including the crime series Gomorra. Studio heads Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk have their sights set on creating an entire Marvel or DC-like universe around the game franchise, but further details about the plot of the film are being kept under wraps.
Sher's past work with directors like Quinton Tarantino and Steven Soderbergh gave her the perfect eye for spotting directorial talent, bolstered by Sollima's hiring. His past work as a war zone camera operator for major news networks also makes him the perfect pick for Call.
Activision Blizzard Studios’ is taking on the production of the film, which is still in its early development stages and they haven't commented on the director negotiation news just yet. There's no release date set for the film, as a distributor and writer still need to be secured.
Sicario 2: Soladao hits theaters on June 29.