Sony Pictures and Tencent partner on Crossfire movie

Lawrence Kim
February 14, 2020

Crossfire is the next video game set to be adapted for the silver screen.

Smilegate said that Tencent Pictures, the film-making wing of Chinese media giant Tencent, will co-produce and co-finance the film.

Due to its vast popularity with 1 billion registered players worldwide, it became the most-played game in the world by player count of all time. As reported by Selection, a movie adaptation is on the best way from Sony Photos and Smilegate, the South Korean developer that created the sport. Chuck Hogan, who wrote The Strain alongside Guillermo del Toro, is writing the screenplay, and he has experience in this arena already, having penned 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi for director Michael Bay.

Smilegate & # 39; s Crossfire It may not be a familiar name in the West, but it is incredibly popular in China and South Korea. It's a team-based multiplayer shooter about a world battle between two mercenary factions, so the potential for a global blockbuster motion movie is positively there. Moritz has also produced Vin Diesel's Bloodshot and Sonic the Hedgehog, which releases this weekend. Smilegate claims "Crossfire" has 1 billion registered users and up to 6 million concurrent players. The "Crossfire"-based global esports league "Crossfire Stars" records an average viewership of 20 million people for each event".

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