It’s taken a long, long time to happen, but finally, a movie based on the Call Of Duty videogame series is taking sizeable steps forward. Given that cinematics have been at the heart of the game since the first one, and that the games have drawn so much influence from movies, it always felt more like a case of when rather than if a film would follow.
The movie is being directed by Stefano Sollima, who’s currently on the press tour for his new film, Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado. And thus, he’s been fielding Call Of Duty questions. As you might expect, he’s aware of the videogame movie ‘curse’, and is keen to do the project justice.
When asked by Slashfilm how he intends to make the film distinct from other war movies and videogame tie-ins, he said that “I think it’s more the idea, the concept to tell a story of a soldier. It’s something you haven’t seen a lot…There’ve been a lot of war movies but not soldier movies. I feel that a movie must be completely different as an experience from any video games. So meaning that in order to make a good movie based on a video game, you have to betray the structure. You must ignore the idea that they did a video game. You need to create something that is completely new and a great movie.”
There’s no word yet on who is going to lead the movie, with Tom Hardy linked at one stage. Likewise, no idea either when the movie is scheduled to shoot. But as we hear more, we’ll let you know…