Michael Bay collaborating on Ghost Recon movie

Ghost Recon joins in-production Splinter Cell and Assassin's Creed movies.

Ubisoft has announced that it's working with Michael Bay and Warner Bros. Pictures to produce its feature film based on the Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon series of games.

Bay is responsible for directing the Transformers movies, including the upcoming Transformers 4.

Ubisoft launched the Ghost Recon series back in 2001 and has spawned numerous sequels over the last decade. The last title in the series was Ghost Recon Online, which was released for the PC in August 2012.

Ubisoft Motion Pictures was established in 2011 to work on adapting the publisher's IPs into television shows and movies. The studio is also working on an Assassin's Creed movie starring Michael Fassbender, alongside adapting the Splinter Cell series to the silver screen. Tom Hardy is down to play Sam Fisher.

"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 Ubisoft Motion Pictures chief executive officer Jean-Julien Baronnet.

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Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

Seal of Michal bay

+20% Explosions

+20% Lame puns

-25% maturity

-50% Depth of content

Just vendor it, not a good item...

meatz666
meatz666

Nolan or Snyder should do Assassin's Creed. Reading Michael Bay's name tied to this game really makes me sad.

Uesugi-dono
Uesugi-dono

This just in: Official Title of Michael Bay's new movie called "Ghost Recon: Shittons of Noisy Explosions"

ry
ry

Read the article 6 times, and not once did it say "directing," it said collaborating, as in he might just produce...read people, read.

Rennik_Repotsir
Rennik_Repotsir

"Michael Bay using Ghost Recon to motivate you to watch his uninspired crap."

fixed...

themc_7
themc_7

Tom hardy as sam fisher? Absolutely

Johny_47
Johny_47

Just means there'll be way too much over the top dramatic shouting and explosions everywhere =P

AceBalls
AceBalls

I just shit my excellent underpants - not from excitement - but from total fear that this fucking nightmare is actually occurring.

geeet3
geeet3

why is there a movie of this? just re-release any generic war movie and change the title


thermalmotion
thermalmotion

Game adaptations already have a shitty reputation, this is not gonna help at all.

Kairysama
Kairysama

so we are ganna get some muscled guys and a lot of  explosions and a really weird but "original" script.

........

Tychobrahi
Tychobrahi

OH NO! Not him. He's gonna make Ghost Recon look like "The Rock" and that's not a good thing at all. I wish if someone tackled this franchise it would be Michael Mann or Antoine Fuqua. 

Emerald_Scott
Emerald_Scott

Not sure why there are so many video game film adaptations coming up. I always thought George Clooney had the look of Sam Fisher, but oh well...

codeman101360
codeman101360

Michael Bay is such a good director. I love what he did with Transformers! *trollface*

trivolution
trivolution

On the bright side,  Glad it's not Uwe Boll directing.

deth420
deth420

makes sense! after you ruin a game series, youre gonna want to make a movie, with the worst director...was gonna say ever, but think there is another video game movie maker that holds that title!

Xyllix
Xyllix

I can already hear the explosions.

jyml8582
jyml8582

Michael Bay's movies consist of the following elements:  

Explosions  Explosions Explosions Explosions Explosions Explosions Explosions Explosions Explosions Hot chicks Hot chicks Hot chicks Hot chicks Hot chicks Hot chicks Hot chicks Hot chicks Hot chicks Hot chicks Hot chicks Hot chicks Hot chicks Hot chicks 

Lambchopzin
Lambchopzin

Michael Bay might be the worst possible fit for a Ghost Recon movie. Holy shit.

Gargus
Gargus

Michael bay is an awful awful director and I truly find all of his movies incredibly boring despite the constant action.

Although I do find The Rock is a fun movie, it needs about 20 minutes edited out though as it is a bit long in the tooth at certain parts.

But I had no real interest in seeing this as a movie before, now with him attached to it, even less interest. This will be something Ill watch on Netflix one night when I bored.

Hicks233
Hicks233

So you think it'll have explosions in it then?

hadlee73
hadlee73

Queue unnecessary car chase :P

foxrock66
foxrock66

NO! BAD UBI! BAD! Put the Ghost down this instant!

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

Final nail in the coffin for this franchise

07wintert
07wintert

all would make money but depends on the budgets. they all seem like they would be 100M+ movies to me

Tzardok
Tzardok

Good, its the only thing he can do right. When I remember Transformers movies, I remember a lot of military stuff, people, but not that many transformers. He is a military action oriented director. I say its a good fit.

aminal85
aminal85

This is just such a bad decision.

plm3d_basic
plm3d_basic

The synopsis of the movie will be BAM, BOOM, CLANG, pew pew.....CRASH, KABLOOEY.

Slade968
Slade968

Bring it, all of them. I know this isn't the most popular opinion but I am a sucker for big explosions and over the top action movies. I'll watch most things Michael Bay directs. Sure, its not some great piece of art and usually doesn't require too many neurons functioning but did I already mention big explosions?

ZRavN
ZRavN

back when I was playing ghost recon 1 on PC (the good one) I never would have thought ghost recon would become a mainstream property. How does a niche tactical shooter turn into a big budget movie. 

Hurvl
Hurvl

I'd rather they kept Michael at Bay, seeing as Ghost Recon isn't all about action, explosions and things being destroyed, but maybe his interference won't make it much worse. The games-to-movie curse already gives me low expectations.

sfageas
sfageas

Warning: The movie will not have explosions

gamer7736
gamer7736

It was only a matter of time. I'm sure once video games have been done, they'll make some movies off board games, though I'd totally watch one based on Monopoly, Mouse Trap, or Hungry Hippos.

winshot
winshot

@meatz666 Fuck Nolan... Anybody else other than him can do a good job making films... 

meatz666
meatz666

@ry Producers normally has the veto power, specially if they put noob directors on command. Think dude! Think! :P

AceBalls
AceBalls

@jyml8582 The explosions bit is correct. But you might want to change the word "chicks' to 'sluts'.