Ubisoft has hired a pair of Oscar-winning directors to create a Ghost Recon short film that will serve as a prequel to the upcoming Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, scheduled for release later this year.
The film will be directed by François Alaux and Hervé de Crécy, the directors of the Logorama, winner of the 2010 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. Tim Sexton, one of the writers of Children of Men, and Greg Pruss, who worked with Alaux and de Crécy on Logorama, are on board as writers. While reminiscent of last year's series of Assassin's Creed shorts that appeared on YouTube as part of that game's marketing campaign, the Ghost Recon project will be a single, 30-minute film and it won't necessarily debut online.
"The idea is to come out and come out big," said Executive Producer Xavier Poix. "From TV to the internet, all possibilities are open."
"We don't look at it just as a videogame brand," added Producer Adrian Lacey. "For us, it's very much an entertainment brand. Videogames talk to a lot more people than they did a while back. It's a much bigger audience so we're trying to bring more people to it."
While Little Minx, a division of Ridley Scott and Associates, is involved with both films, the 30-minute short will be "completely separate" from the Ghost Recon: Future Soldier trailer that debuted this morning on GameTrailers. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is scheduled for release during the 2010 holiday season.
Source: The Cut Scene