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

Sony Pictures, which is already within the technique of adapting Monster Hunter and Uncharted for the large display, has a new online game movie within the works primarily based on developer Smilegate Entertainment’s massively widespread free-to-play FPS CrossFire.

Although CrossFire is not precisely a family title 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 some of the performed PC video games on this planet. It’s primarily identified for its Counter-Strike-like aggressive multiplayer mode, by which two groups – representing mercenary companies Black List and Global Risk – race to finish completely different objective-based eventualities.

A new instalment, CrossFireX, is scheduled to reach on Xbox One later this 12 months, and Smilegate has drafted in Alan Wake and Control studio Remedy to create its single-player story marketing campaign, which ought to assist increase the sequence’ profile within the west.

According to Variety, Sony’s CrossFire movie will probably be co-produced and co-financed by Tencent Pictures, and options a script by Chuck Hogan, who, amongst different issues, co-authored The Strain trilogy with Guillermo del Toro. Producer Neal H. Moritz – chargeable for the likes of the Fast and Furious sequence and the current Sonic the Hedgehog movie – is onboard too.

As it occurs, Moritz has been connected to the venture for fairly a while, with Smilegate initially asserting it had teamed with the producer and his Original Film manufacturing firm again in 2015 – though little has been heard of its progress within the interim.

There’s no phrase on a director for the CrossFire movie simply but, and so, unsurprisingly, no trace of a launch date. As such, it will virtually actually arrive a while after Sony Pictures’ Paul W. S. Anderson-helmed Monster Hunter adaptation, which launches on 4th September this 12 months. Whether it will handle to beat Sony’s beleaguered Uncharted movie – which is now on its seventh director – to cinemas although is anybody’s guess.

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