We’ve been hearing a lot about Ubisoft’s plans on developing their video games into feature films with Assassin’s Creed releasing this winter, along with The Division, Splinter Cell and Watch Dogs in different stages of development.
Another one might be moving forward soon at Warner Bros.
Back in 2013, it was reported by Variety that Ubisoft and Michael Bay were partnering on a Ghost Recon film setup at Warner Bros., with Bay set as it’s director. Bay recently winning over action junkies with his entertaining Benghazi action film 13 Hours.
It seems like a perfect project to focus on post-Transformers.
The games revolve around a fictional unit of the U.S. Army Special Forces that essentially operates as the President’s private army, using the latest technology to infiltrate and take down threats around the world without leaving any traces behind that they exist.
Recon‘s script would be penned by Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia as also reported by Variety, the screenwriter duo recently penned scripts for Y: The Last Man and Sony’s Zorro reboot.
Currently, Bay is busy with Paramount’s Transformers: The Last Knight set for release on June 23rd, 2017. This could mean Bay might be free to start shooting in the summer or fall of 2017.
Warner Bros. recently announced release dates for three “untitled event” films, it’s extremely possible considering they’re being mapped-out for 2018-2020, any one of them could be reserved for Bay’s Ghost Recon.
Here are those new WB release dates via Box Office Mojo.
The last time we saw one of these untitled event films being dated at WB it turned out to be another video game adaptation with Alicia Vikander’s Tomb Raider. Having the studio slate a date for Bay’s video Ghost Recon before Paramount tries to wrangle him for Transformers 6 isn’t hard to imagine.
The newest franchise title Ghost Recon Wildlands is set for release in March 2017, it remains to be seen which game is influencing the movie.