Call of Duty movie has a potential director in its sights

Call of Duty movie has a potential director in its sights

COD's developers had previously played down any notion of a movie adaption, but a year ago Activision Blizzard's co-presidents Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk revealed they were hoping to launch a cinematic universe that would take on Disney's Marvel one. Kieran Fitzgerald penned the script and will develop with Sollima.

Just about every video game experience is turning to the silver screen, from Metal Gear Solid to Sleeping Dogs, but one of the less cinematic experiences in the works to receive the Hollywood treatment is Call of Duty. His upcoming film Sicario 2: Soldado is scheduled to hit theaters on June 29.

Of course, that's nothing compared to the possible reach of a blockbuster adaptation of the Call Of Duty franchise.

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. 'We put together this group of writers to talk about where we were going.

We'll keep you informed on any progress made with Call of Duty moving forward, but in the meantime, you've got games galore to check out, including Call of Duty: WWII and whatever Treyarch has planned for this year.

Activision has yet to comment on the legitimacy of Stefano Sollima being brought on as a director, or the Call of Duty movie as a whole since the report. The adaptation of that massively popular franchise has always been considered one of the most prized projects out there in terms of films based on video games.

The project is being led by Activision's film wing, Activision Blizzard Studios.

She added: 'The Modern Warfare series looks at what it's like to fight a war with the eyes of the world on you. Much like how the Call of Duty franchise explores various eras of combat and occasionally uses familiar faces, it seems that some within the company hope that films based on the franchise can lead to a similar expanded universe.