‘Call of Duty’ Director Fires Up Firefighter Movie at Lionsgate

Project to be set in Detroit

Jeff Chan, the director of live-action shorts for Activision’s “Call of Duty” franchise, has come on board an untitled firefighter project for Lionsgate.

The action film centers on a rescue company in Detroit. Chan will direct from a script being written by Sascha Penn.

Chan is currently directing supernatural thriller “Grace,” his first full-length feature.

Penn most recently wrote the sci-fi feature script “The Ditch” and “April 29, 1992” with Seith Mann attached to direct. He is currently writing the action crime film “Yakuza Vs. Mafia” and writing and producing the Starz TV series “Power.”

Chan is represented by ICM and Management 360. Penn is represented by CAA, Madhouse Entertainment, and attorney Gordon Bobb.

Deadline Hollywood first broke the news.

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