Black Panther screenwriter Joe Robert Cole has been called in for a second Call of Duty film.
Activision Blizzard Studios co-presidents Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk areworking with director Stefano Sollima (Sicario 2) on a film adaptation of their world-famous video game series, Call of Duty. The company apparently has high hopes for the feature, as it is already preparing a sequel.
One of the biggest gaming franchises, the first-person-shooter takes place across a number of time periods throughout history. The series has been critically acclaimed for its storytelling, especially the harrowing events of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, in particular the arc where the player follow one of the main characters trying (and failing) to escape a nuclear blast. The series has also gone pretty ridiculous in the past (looking at you, Infinite Warfare), so it’s difficult to say exactly what elements from the franchise will make it into the movie.