The live-action Call of Duty movie, having remained in infancy for the past several years, appears to have finally found a willing director.
According to a new report from Variety earlier today, Stefano Sollima is highly interested in helming the project. He is currently in talks with Activision Blizzard Studios, the dedicated movie division of the popular publishing giant, but a missing official acknowledgement means that there is no way to know if an agreement has been reached.
Sollima just finished up with Sicario 2: Soldado, the crime-thriller sequel to the original 2015 movie that will see Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) and Alejandro Gillick (Benicio Del Toro) return to take down drug cartels from smuggling terrorists across the United States border.
Sicario 2: Soldado is scheduled to open in theaters on June 29, 2017, but we are hoping that Sollima begins work on bringing one of the most successful video game franchises in history on the silver screen much earlier than that.
Regarding the Call of Duty movie adaptation, there is not much to go on. The only available information is that Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk, presidents of Activision Blizzard Studios, will be filling in as producers alongside Bobby Kotick, chief executive officer of Activision Blizzard.
The Call of Duty movie remains without a writer, distributor, or release date. There is also no word on the story, leaving fans to speculate about the one video game installment that the movie will be based upon. On that note, there were a few rumors several months back that suggested the setting to be present day.