Whilst videogame adaptations are still a bit of a dodgy proposition, Ubisoft’s movie division, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, has decided that signing up a big Hollywood name might help. Variety reports that Ubisoft is teaming up with Michael Bay and his Platinum Dune production company develop a film based on the popular Ghost Recon video game series.
Bay may also direct the movie, which would be made in conjunction with Warner Bros. (interestingly, it’d be Bay’s first film for the studio).
Ghost Recon debuted in 2001, following an elite U.S. Army Special Forces unit who eliminate terrorist threats around the world, while cleaning up any traces that they officially exist. More than 24 million copies of the game have been sold since its debut.
Ubisoft Motion Pictures President Jean Julien Baronnet commented, “These guys don’t belong to any specific organization. They’re in the field where the U.S. troops are not supposed to be. It’s a small team with very strong personalities and very specific skill sets. They’re using weapons nobody knows about but it’s very grounded. It’s not sci-fi.”
Ubisoft is already meeting with screenwriters although nobody has been hired yet. Michael Bay will be overseeing the development. The company also has Assassin’s Creed, starring Michael Fassbender, and Splinter Cell, starring Tom Hardy, in the works.