Call of Duty Movie Sequel Hires Black Panther Writer

The first film is expected to go into production in 2019

Activision Blizzard Studios is already gearing up for the Call of Duty movie sequel before the first film has even started shooting. According to Variety, the company has hired Black Panther co-writer Joe Robert Cole to pen the script.

Cole’s credits also include Failsafe and All Day and a Night at Netflix.

Sicario: Day of the Soldado director Stefano Sollima is set to direct the first movie, but even though there is not a cast in place yet, Activision Blizzard Studios wanted a Call of Duty movie sequel script ready to go as soon as the first installment goes into production in 2019.

Activision Blizzard Studios Presidents Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk are producing with chief executive Boby Kotick. Coco Francini is also producing.

A distributor has not been attached yet for either film.

The most recent game, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, was released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 12 and surpassed $500 million in sales its first three days.

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