You heard correct, Renegades! Michael Bay is most likely moving from action figures to video games. His first victim is Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon.
A long time ago, Bay teamed with Ubisoft to develop the popular game series into a cinematic franchise of its own. Up until now, the adaptation still had no screenwriters, or script in the works. Now, screenwriters Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia (Y:The Last Man, Jericho) have been hired to translate the video game elements into an explosive action picture. Bay was only set to produce the movie, but it appears this might be his next project following Transformers: Age of Extinction.
The premise of Ghost Recon basically sounds like a Seal Team Six situation on steroids. The game focuses on a U.S. Army Special Forces unit that serves as a private executable force for the President. The unit has top-of-the-line technology at their disposal to take down U.S. threats without leaving a shred of evidence. One word… ‘Murrica!
Sounds like the perfect stereotypical Michael Bay picture. He’s very famous for incorporating the military with his films, so this should be cake for him.
This isn’t the only Ubisoft motion picture we can expect in the coming future. They also just signed two major actors for two different video game properties. At the moment, Tom Hardy is attached to Splinter Cell and Michael Fassbender is a lock for Assassins Creed. So, it seems that the video game movie industry might change in the next few years.
What do you think? Is Michael Bay the man to direct Ghost Recon?