Call of Duty movie’s possible director wants Tom Hardy to star in the film

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Potential Call of Duty movie director Stefano Sollima has revealed he’s keen on getting Chris Pine and Tom Hardy signed on for the upcoming action flick.

While Sollima is still technically in negotiations to helm the movie adaptation of Activision’s multi-million selling video game series, that hasn’t stopped him from eyeing up several well-known actors for the project.

Speaking with Metro, Sollima said he’s a fan of ‘almost everything’ that Venom star Hardy has appeared in, while describing Pine as ‘tough, but he’s smart, and he can even have a sense of humour, but he can (also) be in such a dramatic role.’

‘I like when you feel that an actor can play with different nuances and tone because this means they’re a good actor,’ said Sollima. 

The Call of Duty movie will apparently take on a sprawling Marvel Cinematic Universe approach, although nothing much has been revealed on the project yet other than the fact the script is being penned by Kieran Fitzgerald. 

If you’re still surprised that Call of Duty is being turned into a movie, then don’t be; the series has sold over 250 million copies worldwide, so it was bound to happen sooner or later. In fact, we’re surprised it’s taken them nearly 15 to get around to it. 

Speaking of the games, this year’s entry is hotly rumoured to be none other than Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

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Call of Duty

  • Release Date: October 29, 2003
    • - 07 November 2003 (PC)
  • Platform(s): macOS, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
  • Genre(s): Action, First Person, Shooter