Ubisoft and Michael Bay are to collaborate to produce a movie based around Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon series of games. Ubisoft Motion Pictures announced the partnership with the Transformers director during E3 but is yet to release any in-depth details about the movie.
“Having one of Hollywood’s boldest feature film directors attached to bringing Ghost Recon to the big screen is a dream come true for us,” said Jean-Julien Baronnet, chief executive officer, Ubisoft Motion Pictures. “And with Warner Bros' unmatched track record of successfully producing, marketing and distributing big movies from the industry’s top talents, we think this project has huge potential.”
Ubisoft has managed to shift 24 million copies of the Ghost Recon franchise to date. The company also announced a new Tom Clancy title at E3. Called The Division, it doesn't follow the Ghosts, but does look extremely impressive none the less.
No doubt the partnership with Michael Bay is exciting to Ubisoft. The director is the fourth-highest grossing of all time, generating as much as $5.5 billion in cash. Plans for Transformers 4, his latest movie, have also been revealed. The film will feature Mark Wahlberg and is set for release in 2014.
Don't get too excited yet as plenty of games movies are announced but never truly come to fruition. If the Ghost Recon movie does become a reality, it will have to compete with the just announced Steven Spielberg-produced Halo TV series, which will be coming to Xbox One.