More information has been revealed regarding the future release of a ‘Call of Duty’ film and how it will differ from other War movies, according to the Director.
First announced in 2015 alongside the release of CoD: Black Ops 3, the creation of Activision Blizzard Studios was set to produce films and shows surrounding the various franchises of Activision.
Although only one project has been released by the Studio known as ‘Skylanders Academy,’ a Netflix series which began in 2016 and is currently going into its third season, it was always suggested that a ‘Call of Duty’ feature film would be developed with a release date of 2018 or 2019.
In February, it was revealed that ‘Sicario: War of the Cartels’ Director Stefano Sollima was connected with the release of a Call of Duty film, which will likely set up a cinematic universe that can be used for future installations.
While promoting ‘Sicario: War of the Cartels,’ Sollima also answered questions from ‘/Film,’ a movie blog, in regards to how a CoD film will be different from other war and video game installations from the past.
“I think it’s more the idea, the concept of telling the story of a soldier, it’s something you have not seen much, there have been many war movies, but no soldier’s movie.”
He later went on to mention how they will need to ‘betray the structure’ and create something that is ‘completely new’ in order to find success with audiences.
“I think the movie has to be a totally different experience from any video game, so in order to make a good movie based on a video game, you have to betray the structure. a video game, you have to create something that is completely new and a great movie.”
As of writing, it is unknown when such a ‘Call of Duty’ film will be released, or which actors will be involved with the production.