A year after the film division of video game company Activision Blizzard announced plans to create a “cinematic universe” based on its popular “Call of Duty” franchise, the project finally appears to have some traction. According to Variety, Sicario 2: Soldado director Stefano Sollima is in talks to direct the first movie in the planned franchise from a script by Kieran Fitzgerald (Snowden).
The announcement did not come with any specifics about the plot of the movie or the planned franchise, but Activision Blizzard Studios’ presidents Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk revealed last year that the movies could be told from several different perspectives:
We have plotted out many years…We put together this group of writers to talk about where we were going. There’ll be a film that feels more like ‘Black Ops,’ the story behind the story. The ‘Modern Warfare’ series looks at what it’s like to fight a war with the eyes of the world on you. And then maybe something that is more of a hybrid, where you are looking at private, covert operations, while a public operation is going on.
Activision Blizzard chief executive Bobby Kotick and Coco Francini (The Hateful Eight) are also producing.