Sony is popping free-to-play mega-hit FPS CrossFire right into a film

With a script by The Pressure co-author Chuck Hogan.

Sony Photos, which is already within the strategy of adapting Monster Hunter and Uncharted for the large display screen, has a brand new online game film within the works based mostly on developer Smilegate Leisure’s massively standard free-to-play FPS CrossFire.

Though CrossFire is not precisely a family identify within the west, it is completely enormous in China and Southeast Asia, having amassed over 650 million registered gamers since its preliminary launch in 2007, making it probably the most performed PC video games on the planet. It is primarily recognized for its Counter-Strike-like aggressive multiplayer mode, wherein two groups – representing mercenary companies Black Record and International Danger – race to finish completely different objective-based eventualities.

A brand new instalment, CrossFireX, is scheduled to reach on Xbox One later this yr, and Smilegate has drafted in Alan Wake and Management studio Treatment to create its single-player story campaign, which ought to assist elevate the collection’ profile within the west.

In accordance with Variety, Sony’s CrossFire film can be co-produced and co-financed by Tencent Photos, and includes a script by Chuck Hogan, who, amongst different issues, co-authored The Pressure trilogy with Guillermo del Toro. Producer Neal H. Moritz – chargeable for the likes of the Quick and Livid collection and the latest Sonic the Hedgehog film – is onboard too.

Because it occurs, Moritz has been hooked up to the mission for quite some time, with Smilegate initially asserting it had teamed with the producer and his Unique Movie manufacturing firm again in 2015 – though little has been heard of its progress within the interim.

There is no phrase but on a director for the CrossFire film simply but, and so, unsurprisingly, no trace of a launch date. As such, it’s going to nearly definitely arrive a while after Sony Photos’ Paul W. S. Anderson-helmed Monster Hunter World adaptation, which launches on 4th September this year. Whether or not it’s going to handle to beat Sony’s beleaguered Uncharted film – which is now on its seventh director – to cinemas although is anybody’s guess.

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