Battlefield 1 Directors Making Movie About Female Black Ops Assassin

"Hummingbird" is said to be in the vein of John Wick and Lucy.


The cinematic director's of this month World War I shooter Battlefield 1 are making an action movie, according to a new report.

Deadline reports that Marcus Kryler and Fredrik Akerstrom are directing a movie called Hummingbird, which is described as an "action-thriller" similar to John Wick and Lucy. The story follows a female black ops assassin who "discovers she’s more than just a hired gun but an entirely new breed of weapon."

There is no word yet on who might star in Hummingbird, when shooting will begin, or when the film will come out. It's in production at Fundamental Films, which is also behind the Ethan Hawke movie 24 Hours to Live and the Keanu Reeves film Replicas.

Kryler and Akerstrom aren't completely new to film, as they made a short film called Reset, which came out in 2015. Check out the movie above. Go to Deadline to get the full report on Hummingbird.

As for Battlefield 1, it came out on October 21 behind strong reviews, including a 9/10 from GameSpot.

"With Battlefield 1, EA and DICE have proven the viability of World War I as a time period worth revisiting in first-person shooters," reviewer Miguel Concepcion said. "It brings into focus countries and nationalities that do not exist today while also shedding light on how the outcome of that war has shaped our lives. As World War II shooters proved many years ago, no game can truly capture the entirety of a global conflict. This is why the focused structure of the War Stories anthology works well. Moreover, Operations succeeds as an effective educational primer on the battles that this gripping adversarial mode are based on. Battlefield 1 is just an introduction to one of the deadliest world events in history, but it is an outstanding, feature-rich package in both its emotional stories and strong multiplayer."

For more on the critical reception of Battlefield 1, check out what other critics are saying.

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