Activision Studios In Talks With Sicario 2 Director


Activision Studios In Talks With Sicario 2 Director

Although plot details are unknown at present, previous word suggested that the movie will draw on different incarnations of the games.

No release date for Call of Duty has been date, and the film has yet to find a distributor.

Meanwhile, Sicario 2 comes out on 29th June and, like the wonderful first film, stars Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin. But they have to begin with one movie first, and it appears they've finally found a director.

The film will be produced by Activision Blizzard Studios Presidents Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk, along with Bobby Kotick, Activision Blizzard's chief executive.

KitGuru Says: Personally, I would be a fan of a Black Ops-style movie considering that has personally struck a chord with me in the past. 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?

According to a new report from Variety earlier today, Stefano Sollima is highly interested in helming the project. Activision didn't have any comment on whether they've made any traction with Sollima, but considering their experience in military-based action, it seems like an ideal fit. "We put together this group of writers to talk about where we were going". The "Call of Duty" games started off in 2003 with a World War II focus but since then have roamed through the 21st century and into near and far future contexts, with the "Modern Warfare" sub-series set between 2011 and 2017, and last year's "Call of Duty: WWII" returning to 1944. A new report suggests that Sollima is now in negotiations with Activision Blizzard Studios to helm the project based on the best-selling first-person shooter video game. "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". What era would you like to see them write for?