Call Of Duty Movie Sequel Brings On A Writer Before First One Is Even Out
There are multiple Call of Duty movies in the works.
Activision is making multiple Call of Duty movies; the first one is being directed by Sicario 2 director Stefano Solima, and now we're hearing the first word on the second one.
Variety reports that Activision Blizzard Studios, the video game publisher's TV and movie division, has hired Black Panther writer Joe Robert Cole to pen the script. Activision Blizzard Studios has yet to officially announce Cole as the writer, and the company did not respond to GameSpot's request for comment.
The first Call of Duty movie doesn't have cast or a release date yet, but things can move fast (or very slowly) in Hollywood, so it's not unreasonable or unprecedented for Activision Blizzard Studios to be moving forward already with a sequel.
There is no word for what the plot might be for any of the Call of Duty movies, but it sounds like they might be part of a Marvel-style cinematic universe with multiple connecting stories.
Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk, co-presidents of in-house production team Activision Blizzard Studios, said in an interview that films based on Call of Duty sub-brands are currently in the works, while multiple scripts have already been written.
"We have plotted out many years," Sher explained. "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."
"It's going to have the same sort of high-adrenaline, high-energy aesthetic as the game, but it's not a literal adaptation," added van Dyk. "It's a much more broad and inclusive, global in scope ... a big, tentpole, Marvel-esque movie."
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