Stefano Sollima, director of the upcoming Sicario 2: Soldado, is in talks with Activision Studios to direct a live action adaptation of its Call of Duty series of games.
As reported by Variety, Activision is quickly ramping up the adaptation for their film division, and will now be looking for a writer. The film will be produced by Activision Blizzard Studios Presidents Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk, along with Bobby Kotick, Activision Blizzard’s chief executive.
No plot details have been released, though Sher has said in the past she hopes to turn the franchise into another shared universe, similar to that of the MCU and DC Films.
If you want to get a taste of Sollima’s work, be sure to check out the Sicario sequel, starring Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro, when it opens nationwide on June 29, 2018.
No release date for Call of Duty has been date, and the film has yet to find a distributor. Be sure to stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood as we learn more about the Call of Duty film!
5 Reasons Michael Bay Is The Perfect Director For DC’s ‘Lobo’
One of the most “in development hell” movies from DC has been Lobo. In fall of 2009, Guy Ritchie was attached to the project, but he left in early 2010 to work on other films. Two years later, Brad Peyton was reportedly going to write and direct the film with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson starring as the titular character. However, Johnson was soon after announced as Black Adam. Jason Fuchs had been named the screenwriter in spring of 2016 but there still wasn’t a solid director rumored or announced until a few weeks ago when Michael Bay was revealed to be in talks for the project.
Bay has to be one of the most polarizing directors in the last 25 years and I think the criticisms are valid. You’ve got films like The Rock, Armageddon, Bad Boys and Transformers on one side but then you’ve got some questionable choices in those same franchises as well. But Lobo is something that might be a little different and not the typical Michael Bay experience so there are reasons why this movie might actually work with him at the helm.
Hit Next to check out five reasons Michael Bay is the perfect director for DC’s Lobo!