CrossFire is this huge success and frequently considered as one of the top worldwide games whenever we’re talking about registered users and revenue. Smilegate’s free-to-play online first-person shooter released in 2007 and was considered the world’s top grossing game of 2014 at 1.5 trillion won ($1.3 billion), according to The Korea Herald. With over 500 million registered players over 80 countries, CrossFire is quite impressive and outperforms such games as World of Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed.
With all that said, it makes more sense that Smilegate has reached an agreement with studio Original Film to develop a film based on Crossfire. Original Film has quite some reputation, as it was responsible for movies such as 21 and 22 Jump Street, I Am Legend, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Goosebumps (just released) and the Fast & Furious franchise, of which the last movie, Furious 7, became the fifth highest grossing movie of all time.
CrossFire will be the first Korean game to be licensed for Hollywood, with the screenwriter, director and distributor to be announced at a later date.
The CrossFire movie will be produced by Neal H. Moritz, with Tania Landau and Toby Ascher as executive producers. The plan is to turn CrossFire into a franchise in the same way as Fast & Furious did.
Smilegate is currently developing the online action RPG Lost Ark, which is currently one of the most anticipated games of the genre.