Michael Bay, the director behind Transformers, The Rock, Bad Boys, and Pain & Gain, has signed on to work on “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon” for a film franchise at Warner Brothers. Ghost Recon is a popular game developed by Ubisoft. This is the first time that Michael Bay is working with Warner Brothers. He has previously worked with companies like Disney, Sony, DreamWorks, and Paramount.
The Ghost Recon game is about a fictional U.S. Army Special Forces that works as the President’s private arm. They use technology to take down potential threats around the world without showing any traces of existence.
?These guys don?t belong to any specific organization,? Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of Ubisoft Motion Pictures. ?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 was interested in working with Bay because he is a “master at action movies.” It will be a while before Bay starts on this project because he is currently directing “Transformers 4” for Paramount.
The film will be based on Ubisoft’s third adaption of the game. New Regency is co-producing “Assassin’s Creed” and “Splinter Cell.” Memorial Day 2015 will be the release time for “Assassin’s Creed” and it will star Michael Fassbender.
Variety reports that Ghost Recon has hit over 24 million games sold across their 9 titles, four expansion packs, and Facebook game since launching in 2001.