Sony Pictures, Tencent and Smilegate Are Working on a Movie Adaptation of the CROSSFIRE Series
For some reason, Sony Pictures has officially teamed up with South Korean game developer Smilegate to produce a movie adaptation of the vastly popular (?) Crossfire game series, which will be co-financed by Chinese Tencent Pictures.
In the franchise, players wage war as members of the rival Global Risk and Black List mercenary factions.
According to Variety, the screenplay for Crossfire was penned by Chuck Hogan (13 Hours, The Town), with Neal H. Moritz (Sonic the Hedgehog, Bloodshot) attached to produce the unexpected video game adaptation.
The movie was first announced in 2015, but it seems that it's started getting some traction only recently.
While Crossfire has never been as popular as Counter-Strike in the West, it actually is one of the most-played video games on the planet, with one billion registered users and up to 6 million concurrent players on a daily basis — all thanks to players in China and South Korea.
As a reminder, Remedy Entertainment is currently developing the single-player campaign for CrossfireX.