Fresh from overwhelmingly positive early reactions to Sicario 2: Soldado (or Sicario: Day of the Soldado, depending on where you are in the world), director Stefano Sollima has been speaking to SlashFilm about his plans for the Call of Duty movie adaptation that he’s currently attached to.
Specifically, Sollima spoke of how he aimed to make his movie different from all those video game adaptations which had failed in the past. He said:
“I think it’s more the idea, the concept to tell a story of a soldier. It’s something you haven’t seen a lot. There’ve been a lot of war movies but not soldier movies. I feel that a movie must be completely different as an experience from any video games. So meaning that in order to make a good movie based on a video game, you have to betray the structure. You must ignore the idea that they did a video game. You need to create something that is completely new and a great movie.”
There have been casting rumours linking Tom Hardy and Chris Pine with roles in the movie, but Sollima didn’t comment on this. Call of Duty remains very much in the early pre-production stages of development, so they’ll be a lot of DLC content added to the film before we get to see anything.
Sicario 2: Soldado is released in the UK and US on 29th June.