Michael Bay has signed on to develop and potentially direct an adaptation of Ubisoft's popular Ghost Recon video game. The filmmaker is teaming up with Warner Bros. for the first time, along with Ubisoft's movie division, Ubisoft Motion Pictures.
The game, which debuted in 2001, follows an elite U.S. Army Special Forces unit who eliminated 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. Here's what Ubisoft Motion Pictures President Jean Julien Baronnet had to say about these characters.
"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 has already started meeting with screenwriters to craft the story, with Michael Bay overseeing the development through his Platinum Dunes production company. If the script meets his approval, there is the possibility that Michael Bay may direct.
Back in May 2011, Ubisoft Motion Pictures announced their plans to adapt a trio of their hit games, Assassin's Creed, Splinter Cell, and Ghost Recon. Both Assassin's Creed, starring Michael Fassbender, and Splinter Cell, starring Tom Hardy, are set up at New Regency.