All the pieces are falling into place to have Michael Bay develop “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon” into a new film franchise for Ubisoft, with Warner Bros. behind the project. This time Bay is going back to direct according to the report.
Fans of Tom Clancy’s titles know that the highly-stylized, cinematic games should make for an easy transition to film. The games delve into the world of international espionage and usually feature extremely advanced technical gear to carryout missions abroad. Disney, Sony, DreamWorks, Paramount..Bay has worked with them all but never with Warner Bros. directly. In an interview with Variety, Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean Julien Baronnet stated, “These guys don’t belong to any specific organization,” and continued “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’s new motion picture studio has a lot of irons in the fire, with “Assassin’s Creed” and “Splinter Cell.” in the works. “Assassin’s Creed” will star Michael Fassbender as the famed Assassin. With Ghost recon, the movie is planned to be a new script and will not mirror a game directly.