Sicario 2 director Stefano Sollima is in talks to direct an upcoming film adaptation of Call of Duty, according to Variety.
According to the publication's report, Activision Blizzard Studios' presidents Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk, as well as Activision Blizzard chief executive Bobby Kotick, are producing the film. Kieran Fitzgerald is set to write the film, which will be further developer by Sollima. Fitzgerald is possibly best-known for writing the screenplay for Snowden – a 2016 biopic about the life of Edward Snowden. The film currently doesn't have a distributor.
No plot details or setting have yet been announced for the Call of Duty film, though Sher and van Dyke have talked in the past about their vision for the film. As Variety points out, the two said they were creating a universe that "will draw on the feel of
the different incarnations of the game rather than bringing over
Activision has not responded for comment on this report at this time.
This story is developing.
Update: Variety has updated its original story to include Coco Francini is also producing the film. Francini is currently the vice president of Activision Blizzard Studios.