It was long speculated that Activision Blizzard Entertainment game that has changed video gaming forever, Call of Duty, was going to receive a film adaption. While it has been rumored for quite some time, nothing has ever really came from it, just rumors. But now it seems that the movie has begun to pick up steam and is moving forward in development. The video game Call of Duty has been around since 2003 and has released 15 games for main consoles with minor spinoff games for others. The franchise itself has made billions and doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. So obviously with the popularity, a movie would follow right?
While not much is known about what the movie is about or what they are going to do with it, it is reported that filming for the movie will begin in Spring of 2019. The movie will be under the direction of Stefano Sollima. If the name doesn’t sound familiar, that’s because he just made his English film debut this year with this year’s action crime thriller Sicario: Day of the Soldado. He is not just known for that movie, internationally the Italian filmmaker is known for his work on the popular Sky Atlantic crime series Gomorra.
As for screenwriter duties, the script will be written by Kieran Fitzgerald who wrote for movies like Snowden and Wormwood. According to Fitzgerald, casting has begun on the film and the movies producers are currently deciding who they would like to fill the roles in the movie. Producing the movie will be Activision Blizzard Studios’ presidents Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk as well as Activision Blizzard chief executive Bobby Kotick. The film is shooting for a late 2020 or 2021 release. No word on whether the story will be an original or taken from the video games itself.
So what do you think? Are you excited for a Call of Duty movie? Or will the curse of the video movies strike again? Let us know what you think in the comments below.