Michael Bay Teams With Ubisoft For Ghost Recon Film

Michael Bay Teams With Ubisoft For Ghost Recon Film

Michael Bay (Transformers red carpet)

Ubisoft needed help with their Ghost Recon film adaptation, so they hired noted explosion enthusiast Michael Bay to develop the flick.

According to Variety, Bay has signed an agreement with Ubisoft Motion Pictures and producer Warner Bros. to develop the Ghost Recon videogame license into some kind of viable film. Once that's done, Bay may exercise the right to direct the movie, though that's still a ways off.

For its part, Ubisoft seems very excited about this agreement. Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean Julien Barronet describes Bay as a "master at action movies," and it's apparent that the firm believes hiring Bay won't negatively impact its stated desire to create films that are true to their pixelated source material.

As you may know, Ghost Recon marks the third big screen production from Ubisoft Motion Pictures, joining upcoming Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell adaptations.

I'm generally as dismissive of Bay as the next high school graduate, but honestly, this move is brilliant. Say what you will about the man, but Bay is a known name, and that should aid Ghost Recon in reaching theaters. Plus, Ghost Recon almost has to be a big action flick with superficially intelligent near-future technology backing the protagonists. That's not just in Bay's wheelhouse, it's entirety of his wheelhouse.

Michael Bay does explosions and action very, very well, and while many see him as an idiot, I'm increasingly convinced that he just doesn't care about his public image, and instead just really enjoys blowing stuff up on film. These should all be seen as positives for the Ghost Recon production.

There's currently no release date (or window) for the Ghost Recon film adaptation, so expect more at some future date. Or not. You never can tell when these films deals will spontaneously collapse.

Source: Variety

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Oh this is good.

Please let him make movies about other FPS genre games.
He'll be the ruin of them all!
He'll be even worse than Uwe Boll!

Wonder if the DVD will come with DRM that explodes once the allowed amount of views is reached.

That is all really. At least tell me they're bringing Clancy on to "advise".

Couldn't agree more. I'm perfectly fine with sitting back to watch a Ghost Recon film and just have Michael Bay have a couple of hours of explosions lined up.

Exploding German Shepherds from space!
calling it now

BLAM. KABOOM. MACHISMA.

Yeah it's going to be ass. But atleast Ghost Recon's tripe narrative won't be ruined because it can't.

Small error in the story:
Ubisoft does not license the Ghost Recon name, nor does it license Tom Clancy's name. It literally owns the Tom Clancy brand, no joke. Tom Clancy can still write books using his name, but all the movies and other forms of media he sold the rights to his own name, and the brand associated with that name.

Every last cell in my body vomited simultaneously when I read this article...

I say it's a good move. Bay has many, many ties to the military so getting help in that direction is a no brainer.

Makabriel:
I say it's a good move. Bay has many, many ties to the military so getting help in that direction is a no brainer.

Don't forget his ties to the Waving American Flag company and the Industrial Sized Lens Flares &Co.
And I think he might also have some ties with ACME-Explosions.

This needs to happen. And throw in J.J. Abraham's FX team in it for good measure. Also, perhaps the NSA is willing to submit the ideas and thoughts of their key demographic. And the name is going to be: 'MURRRRRICA, the movie' And it...will...be...GLORIOUS!

On a side-note, I think Moviebob bought a few metres of rope and left a goodbye letter.

So basically a movie about a bunch of soldiers doing war stuff. Sounds like something Michael Bay would do. Maybe it will be enjoyable too.

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I don't mean to sound dismissive but (and correct me if I'm wrong) aren't video game adaptations almost always completely shit? A quick look on Rotten Tomatoes, and the 'winner' is Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, with a humdinger rating of 43%. I mean, I thought that film was *ok*, but then I didn't have to lose millions of dollars when my animation studio folded afterwards, so I would say that.

Still, I guess Michael Bay knows what he's doing. Other than boring me to death.

Andy Farren:
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I don't mean to sound dismissive but (and correct me if I'm wrong) aren't video game adaptations almost always completely shit? A quick look on Rotten Tomatoes, and the 'winner' is Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, with a humdinger rating of 43%. I mean, I thought that film was *ok*, but then I didn't have to lose millions of dollars when my animation studio folded afterwards, so I would say that.

Still, I guess Michael Bay knows what he's doing. Other than boring me to death.

well... that's a disturbing gif....

OT: I think this could actually work! It will allow him to do what he wanted to do with Transformers, make a futuristic depiction of special operation soldiers, without those pesky alien robots distracting him and viewers from the main plot!

Seriously, I liked the way Michael Bay filmed many of his action/fight scenes involving humans - the problem was he seemed to have forgotten that it was a Transformers movie.

Plus: Explosions.

Sounds like Bay's kind of movie, I think he'll do a good job, he's a great director when he get's a project that he actually cares about... more or less.

A director who loves his American Military Wankfests directing a movie based on a game about American Military Wankfests?

Hey, it's a square peg - square hole type of pairing. I think it'll do well if you want big explosions and fun action.

Next we'll find out they've got Shamalamadingdong directing the Assassin's Creed movies.

well, at least he has good connections with the military so we can expect at least some real military action. and of course explosions. well, could be watchable as many of his movies. i never minded him. he still better then uwe boll.

To be fair this is the type of film Michael Bay would do very well.

Army porn with guns an explosions and how cool america is.

Would it be a good interesting movie?

No but would be accurate of most FPS

JenSeven:
Oh this is good.

Please let him make movies about other FPS genre games.
He'll be the ruin of them all!
He'll be even worse than Uwe Boll!

Except Bay movies are at least entertaining. Uwe's movies were bad because of the shoddy CGI, the shithouse acting, the bad writing, and everything else that makes his movies objectively bad. At least the Transformers films gave people pretty giant robots beating the living fuck out of each other, ripping their faces apart, ripping their robotic spinal columns out, and just lacked in decent characterisation/story (You know...the last thing you go to a Bay movie to actually see...how do people not know that already?).

Oh this will end well. the worst thing is - you people still make him profit from it....

exobook:
To be fair this is the type of film Michael Bay would do very well.

Army porn with guns an explosions and how cool america is.

Would it be a good interesting movie?

No but would be accurate of most FPS

Yeah, I got the exact same sentiment, after my brain tried to automatically reject this diea on principle. I thought about Captain Military Porn and his over sized explosions and thought... They actually picked the right guy for this one.

I did feel slightly ill for the rest of the day however.

 

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