BLACK PANTHER Co-Writer Joe Robert Cole Tapped To Write CALL OF DUTY Sequel
The folks at Activision Blizzard Studios must be feeling very confident in themselves right now. Earlier this year, it was reported that Sicario: Day of the Soldado director Stefano Sollima had been selected to direct their live action film adaptation of the hit video game series Call of Duty. He’s a solid choice for the project, but there hasn’t been much else said about the film since. Yet despite that, Activision Blizzard Studio are already gearing up to make a script for a sequel film!
Variety reports that Black Panther co-writer Joe Robert Cole has been selected to pen the sequel for Call of Duty. The site notes that “even though a cast hasn’t been assembled, the studio wants a sequel script ready to go as soon as the first pic goes into production next year.” Variety also added that neither film has a distributor yet.
Beyond that, details remain scarce about either film. Still I dig this pick, provided Cole’s hiring bears fruit. His work on Black Panther alongside Ryan Coogler was sharp and his other credits seem quite promising to me too. I never personally cared much about the Call of Duty games myself, but I can picture rather easily a great film being made around a gritty take on the games.
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