Michael Bay In Line To Turn Tom Clancy's 'Ghost Recon' Series In Movie Franchise?
The 'Transformers' director is being lined up to bring the popular gaming series to the big screen
Michael Bay is apparently in talks with Warner Brothers and games manufacturers Ubisoft in a potential move to turn Tom Clancy's popular Ghost Recon game series into a movie, with the potential to turn the film into a franchise. Should the project happen it would mark the first time Bay has worked with Warner Bros. before in his entire career.
The news that Bay could help bring Ghost Recon to the silver screen was broken earlier this week by Variety, who went on to say that the big-budget, explosion-loving director is in advanced talks with both companies to bring the Ghost Recon movie into fruition. Ghost Recon is a fictional branch of the US military that essentially works as a private army for the President, using the latest in military technology to travel the world and take down specific targets, whilst also maintaining almost complete invisibility from the rest of the world in their work.
Jean Julien Baronnet, CEO of Ubisoft Motion Pictures, went on to describe the role of the fictitious army brigade in a statement given to Variety. He said, “These guys don’t belong to any specific organisation. 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," adding that the series is not science fiction, but rather a near-future-set military thriller.
Ubisoft are currently in the process of bringing two more of its titles to the big screen, with Michael Fassbender due to star in the adaption of Assassin’s Creed (due out Memorial Day, 2015) as well as an adaption of another Tom Clancy game; Splinter Cell. In the meantime, Bay's next move will be to direct Transformers 4.
Bay is being lined up to bring the popular gaming series to the big screen
The director is in talks with Ubisoft and Warner Bros.