Sony Pictures is making film adaptation of Smilegate's Crossfire

Sony Pictures is making film adaptation of Smilegate's Crossfire

Korean blockbuster free-to-play games IP Crossfire is finally coming to the silver screen.

As reported by Variety, developer and publisher Smilegate has partnered up with Sony Pictures for the flick, while Tencent Pictures has coming on board to co-produce and co-finance. The Chinese tech and entertainment giant is Smilegate's local publisher for Crossfire.

A film adaptation of Crossfire was announced back in October 2015.

American novelist Chuck Hogan has written the screenplay, while The Fast and Furious producer Neil Moritz is on-board to produce via his Original Film company.

Crossfire launched back in 2007 and boasts one billion users to date with a high of a whopping six million concurrent users.

Though huge in both China and Korea, the Crossfire brand hasn't really translated to the West, though a remake called Crossfire X was announced at E3 2019 by Microsoft and is coming out this year. Finnish studio Remedy has made a story campaign for this new version of the game.

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