Electronic Arts has announced that a deal has been signed with Universal pictures to create a movie based on its popular third person shooter, Army of Two.

The film is to be adapted by Scott Z Burns, the screenwriter behind The Bourne Ultimatum, and is set to go into production next year.

Donna Langley, president of Production at Universal Pictures said: "Army of Two is a great project that has already attracted top name talent, and we're glad to be working with Electronic Arts on making this hit game into a film franchise."

Scott Z Burns added, "I'm thrilled that EA and Universal see the potential to make a smart thriller that has real implications in the world we live in today."

This is the second film project EA has embarked upon recently, with The Sims movie currently being worked on by 20th Century Fox.

"Our goal is to be in business with the highest level artists and producers as we adapt exciting games such as Army of Two into compelling film and television entertainment," said Patrick O'Brien, vice president of EA Entertainment.

EA also announced last week that we can expect a sequel to Army of Two, after the first game's success. No news as to when, but we'll keep you updated on that and any news on the film when we get it.