Call of Duty Movie Sets Sights on ‘Sicario 2’ Director
The Call of Duty film we reported last year that is in the works may have just landed its director, at least according to recent reports. According to Variety, Activision Blizzard Studios is amping up their work for the upcoming movie adaptation and they’ve reportedly got their sights set on Sicario 2 director Sefano Sollima.
The initial report comes from an unnamed source – so like any rumor that has yet to be officially confirmed, take this with a grain of salt. That being said, Variety claims that several “trusted sources” have come forward to validate the same information, though our contact at Activision Blizzard has declined to comment.
With Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk at the helm as the producing team, Activision Blizzard’s chief executive Bobby Kotick has also lent his oversight with Kieran Fitzgerald taking on the responsibility of the script. At the time this article was written, a distributor for the project has yet to be revealed, nor any actual plot details planned for the movie itself.
For those worried that this will be another video game movie gone bad, Activision has publicly stated that if the “story isn’t right,” they will pull the plug immediately. Activision’s Tom Kilpin spoke previously about the project stating:
“Anytime you take a franchise as storied as this, with this kind of legacy, and expand it into a new form factor you have to be really careful. So frankly, if the script and the story isn’t right we won’t do it; it’s not one of those situations where someone is saying, ‘I don’t care just get it made!’; that’s not what’s happening. We do think that if it’s done well it has the opportunity to expand the base audience, beyond the traditional foundation that the game appeals to.”
It’s a good opportunity to freshen up the Call of Duty name, especially since the successful launch and rekindled interest with Call of Duty WWII. When asked about expansion, “As an M-rated game, it’s a core audience and we do think there’s an opportunity to reach a little more broadly than that; if the storytelling is done well, that’s the key.”
With that being said, do you have hope for a Call of Duty movie? As a fan of the franchise, what do you think of the potential director choice? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below or start a conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as they happen, follow us on Twitter!
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