Michael Bay to helm Ubisoft's 'Ghost Recon' with Warner Bros

MUMBAI: Transformers director Michael Bay is all geared up for his next covert venture with the French Game developer Ubisoft. Bay will reportedly helm the movie adaption of Tom Clancy‘s Ghost Recon into a potential film franchise at Warner Bros.
The film adaption would be Bay‘s maiden association with Warner Bros after previously producing and helming films primarily with Disney, Sony, DreamWorks and Paramount.

Ghost Recon revolves around a fictional unit of the US Army Special Forces that essentially operates as the president‘s private force, using the latest technology to infiltrate and take down threats around the world without leaving any traces behind that they exist.
Adding to the gaming plot of game, Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean Julien Baronnet, commented, "These guys don‘t belong to any specific organisation. They‘re in the field where the US 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 grounded. It‘s not sci-fi, and Ubisoft wanted to work with Bay because he is a master at action movies."
Micheal Bay is currently directing the fourth installment in the million dollar Transformers series with Paramount studios. Bay‘s take on Ghost Recon will be the third high-profile adaptation of the games that Ubisoft has set up within the past year, with New Regency co-producing both Assassin‘s Creed and Splinter Cell. Twentieth Century Fox has already set Memorial Day 2015 as the release date for Assassin‘s Creed, which will star Michael Fassbender in the lead, and The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy in Splinter Cell.
With these game adaptations planning to flood the Box Office soon, Ubisoft is playing it safe by not just licensing the films rights to Hollywood, but also taking more control in how the games shall be adapted, while not compromising on the game‘s DNA but all the same retelling a brand new story not based on what gamers have already played.
Going ahead with the project Ubisoft is in the process of hiring screenwriters to tackle Ghost Recon while also planning to attach more talent by July. Ghost Recon, the game which was launched in 2001, has sold over 24 million games under nine titles, four expansion packs and a Facebook game too. Its latest version called Ghost Recon: Future Soldier released successfully in 2012.
Giving its audiences the taste of the game‘s big screen thunder Ubisoft already has produced a live action short film for the franchise, Ghost Recon Alpha directed by Francois Alaux and Herve de Crecy and produced by Ridley Scott.

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