Despite the majority of video game movie adaptations flopping spectacularly in movies, it is understandable that it is still tempting to draw from video game source material. Activision’s Call of Duty franchise is one of those games that is rumored to be adapted into a movie, and a report from Variety has revealed a potential director.


According to their sources, it seems that Sicario 2: Soldado’s director Stefano Sollima has been tapped to direct the adaptation of the video game. Activision has since declined to comment on the rumors, but if true it seems that Activision Blizzard Studios’ presidents Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk will be producing the movie, alongside the company’s CEO Bobby Kotick. It has also been reported that Kieran Fitzgerald has written the script and will develop it with Sollima.

At this point in time it’s anyone’s guess as to what the movie could be about, but some potential stars have been named. In a report from Metro who spoke to Sollima, it seems that the director really likes actors Tom Hardy and Chris Pine (who coincidentally have starred together in the film “This Means War”).

Speaking of Hardy, Sollima was quoted as saying, “I mean, I like almost everything [he’s been in]. I’m waiting for his Venom. Even in Mad Max, he was great.” He also had good things to say about Pine, “He’s tough, but he’s smart and he can have a sense of humour but he can [also] be in such a dramatic role. I like when you feel that an actor can play with different nuances and tone because this means they’re a good actor.”

Of course whether or not he’ll be able to cast either actor remains to be seen. There is no word on when the Call of Duty movie will be released, but we’ll keep an eye out for more details.

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