Call Of Duty movie signing up 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

Previously, Activision Blizzard Studios has confirmed that it plans for the Call of Duty movie to spawn a franchise similar to that of Marvel's Cinematic Universe, that would potentially include movies that are inspired from Black Ops and Modern Warfare. Kieran Fitzgerald penned the script and will develop with Sollima.

Ever since the launch of the Call of Duty franchise back in 2003, fans and community members have questioned the possibility of a feature film being created to depict the series on the silver screen, with numerous rumors floating around over the years. 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.

Sollima rose to fame as director on several TV series focused on Italian crime, perhaps most notably 2014's "Gomorrah", based on a book and film of the same name that came before it, and then the 2015 feature-length Netflix mafia thriller "Suburra". 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.

Call of Duty remains one of the biggest video game franchises on the planet, selling over 250 million copies worldwide as of February 2016 and generating around $15 billion in sales.

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"We have plotted out many years", Sher explained.

Activision Blizzard Studios' presidents Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk will step in as producers of the film, alongside Activision Blizzard chief executive Bobby Kotick. "It's a much more broad and inclusive, global in scope. a big, tentpole, Marvel-esque movie".

Sicario 2: Soldad doesn't hit theaters until June, but Activision Blizzard Studios may have gotten a sneak peek at what he did behind the camera for the sequel if they're bringing him into such a high profile gig. What era would you like to see them write for?

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