Michael Bay takes on 'Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon'
Game publisher, producer, and distributor Ubisoft is continuing its expansion into Hollywood. Tuesday, Ubisoft announced that it had plans to develop the video game franchise Ghost Recon into a feature, with Michael Bay (Transformers) spearheading its development at Warner Bros. with the possibility that he’ll also direct.
The Ghost Recon games were developed in conjunction with author Tom Clancy to simulate the tactical military exploits of a highly classified special ops team referred to as “the ghosts.”
“Having one of Hollywood’s boldest feature film directors attached to bringing Ghost Recon to the big screen is a dream come true for us,” said chief executive officer of Ubisoft Motion Pictures Jean-Julien Baronnet in the press release announcing the news. According a Variety report, Ubisoft is currently vetting screenwriters and hopes to begin looking for actors this summer. Ubisoft has a number of projects based on their games in various stages of development including Assassin’s Creed with Michael Fassbender, and Splinter Cell with Tom Hardy.
There’s also a Ridley Scott-produced short film based on Ghost Recon that aired on the G4 channel in May 2012 and was subsequently released on DVD and Blu-ray. Check it out below.