Tania Landau and Toby Ascher will be producers on the film along with Moritz.
Last year, Original Film and Smilegate announced that they had partnered to turn the popular game into an action franchise. Released in 2007, “Crossfire” is a first-person shooter game that has recorded global sales of $1.5 billion in 2015 alone, and boasts 650 million users with 8 million peak concurrent users in over 80 countries around the world.
Smilegate is financing the script itself and will engage with both U.S. and Chinese studios once it has been completed.
The New York Times bestselling novelist’s breakthrough in Hollywood came with the Academy Award-nominated film adaptation of his book “The Town.” He is the co-creator and executive producer of the FX series “The Strain,” now in its third season with a fourth and final season due next year. He also wrote the screenplay for Michael Bay’s military action film “13 Hours,” released earlier this year. Hogan is repped by WME, 3 Arts, and Bloom Hergott.
Jun Joyce and Eva Dickerman at Katten, Muchin, Rosenman negotiated the deal on behalf of Smilegate.