Warner Bros is getting ready to turn Ubisoft's "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon" video game franchise into a film and is working with Michael Bay (Transformers) to make it happen. This will mark the first collaboration between Warner Bros and Bay, who will likely direct as soon he wraps up "Transformers 4."
The "Ghost Recon" games revolve around a fictional unit of the US Army Special Forces that essentially operates as the President's private army, using the latest technology to infiltrate and take down threats around the world without leaving any traces behind that they exist.
Ubisoft said that it's interested in working with Bay, "because he is a master at action movies." The company is now meeting with writers to put together a script. Bay will oversee the process.
Ubisoft previously produced a live-action short film for "Ghost Recon Alpha" that was produced by Ridley Scott. Check it out below.
There has never been a good video game movie yet and neither has there been one that's been a big hit except maybe the first tomb raider movie and that was over a decade ago. Anyway this isnt even that popular of a video game, well not like Call of Duty popular anyway. But I think if youre gonna try to do a video game movie, if youre gonna chance it then go with an A list video game like Call of Duty, not this crapola
Bay has been jerking off military fans with his movies for years. I think he discovered along the way that the MPAA will give any of his explosion carnivals a PG rating so long as he waves a flag in front of the camera. Just look at how many US soldiers died horrifically in the first ten minutes of Transformers. You could say it's about time he shot a film that shows the Army actually doing their jobs well.
@mark2828: I disagree, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within was a good movie, granted, it was computer animated, but it had a very deep story, great visuals and top notch rendering for its time. Check out the wiki page on it, it really is quite fascinating.
As for Ghost Recon, I can't complain, I've read several Clancy novels, though I would rather see a movie based on his other works, particularly those of the 'netforce explorers', because I never really got into the ghost recon video games.
@the Sage: you make no sense. You say the MPAA gives his films a PG rating because of his patriotic views and that the military jerks off to his films, but then you say Bay depicts the military as bumbling, incompetent idiots, which in itself is grossly inaccurate considering only half of his films use the military.
In The Rock, they were anything but morons, smart enough to seize Alacatraz, and smart enough to fend off a platoon of Marines, who were no slouches either. In Pearl Harbor they were shown historically in an overly-heroic, comic-book exaggerated even, light. And in Transformers they were attacked by surprise by vastly advanced machines from space only to later get their sh*t together and hold their own.
So I really have no clue what you mean when you say Bay depicts the US military as "not doing their jobs", or why if Bay did, you wouldn't complain he was pandering even more to the military fanboys and the MPAA, the latter of which I can assure you isn't a merry band of flag-waving cheerleaders for the Armed Forces.