Activision Blizzard Studios is lining up Stefano Sollima to direct its upcoming movie adaptation of Call of Duty. That's at least according to sources close to Variety, which claims the Sicario 2 director is currently in negotiations to helm the big-budget military flick.

The Call of Duty movie is being produced by Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk of Activision Blizzard Studios, along with Activision Blizzard overlord Bobby Kotick. Meanwhile, the script has already been penned by Kieran Fitzgerald though details on the plot are not known at this point.

It has been suggested however that Activision is looking to create a Marvel Cinematic Universe-style beast out of Call of Duty, featuring multiple connecting story arcs. Still, it's early days yet, and as such we've no idea who will star in the film and when it will come out.

Call of Duty remains one of the biggest video game franchises on the planet, selling over 250 million copies worldwide as of February 2016 and generating around $15 billion in sales.

This year's entry in the first-person shooter juggernaut is being developed by Treyarch and is hotly tipped to be a sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.

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