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Michael Bay Developing GHOST RECON Film, Possibly to Direct

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 1:13 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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Michael Bay has played with toys in the Transformers franchise, and now his sights are set firmly on the gaming universe. The filmmaker has struck a deal with Ubisoft to develop a feature film adaptation of the video game Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon at Warner Bros., and Bay is eyeing the project as a potential directing vehicle. The video game series follows a fictional squad of U.S. Army Special Forces designed to execute highly classified special operations using advanced weaponry.

News of Bay’s involvement with the Ghost Recon series comes courtesy of Variety, which notes that this will be Bay’s first time working with Warner Bros. Bay will oversee the project through his Platinum Dunes studio and had this to say about the collaboration:

“Ubisoft’s artistic vision and the Ghost Recon franchise’s core tenets convinced me that we could build something special together. It’s a unique title with very cool components – including a huge global canvas with which we will create an amazing film.”

Ubisoft is currently looking for a screenwriter to put on the project, and should Bay spark to the scribe’s take on the material, he could sign on to direct. This is only the latest in a line of feature film adaptations that Ubisoft has been kicking off lately, as they have Michael Fassbender set to produce and star in Assassin’s Creed and Tom Hardy attached to headline Splinter Cell.

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