The Call Of Duty film remains many years away.

Given the cinematic nature of the gaming franchise’s cut scenes, there’s no surprise that plans have been cooking for a Call Of Duty film for some time. The movie was officially announced in 2015, and since then, the movie has bubbled along in some form of development. And yet, it’s not got much further forward in the half decade since.

Stefano Sollima had been earmarked to direct the film, off the back of his work with the Sicario sequel. Since 2018, he’s been developing the movie, with the idea being to get it filming in 2019.

But – spoilers! – it didn’t start filming in 2019. In a conversation with Bad Taste, Sollima has now revealed why. The movie has been parked.

He told the outlet that a script had been in the works with Joker scribe Scott Silver. But Call Of Duty no longer “an industrial priority of the group of Activision. So trivially it had stood still, which happens quite frequently there in America”.

Sollima explained that the plan had been to make the film notably different from the videogames, but that he’s unlikely to be remain involved in the film. It’s stuck in development hell, and as such, even if there was a breakthrough tomorrow – which looks unlikely – this one’s years away.

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