Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Ghost Recon headed to the big screen

ghost recon.jpg

That old "films based on video games are dreadful" chestnut looks like it might soon be a thing of the past. After Michael Fassbender signed onto Assassin's Creed and Tom Hardy joined Splinter Cell, the subgenre gained an unexpected amount of class.

Ubisoft are hoping to maintain this streak by also developing a movie based on Ghost Recon, one of their most popular games to date.

In an LA Times interview with Jean-Julien Baronnet, chief executive of Ubisoft Motion Pictures, he revealed that a pitch is currently being put together to adapt the military game for multiplex audiences.

The piece also suggested that the three films are set to put an end to the long losing streak of video game adaptations, lowlighted by Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Doom and Super Mario Bros.

"We're looking to bring both an independent and studio mentality to these movies, and both these actors (Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy) speak to that," said Brad Weston, Chief Executive of New Regency Productions, where both Splinter Cell and Assassin's Creed are set up.

The projects will join other video game adaptations in development, including Need For Speed with Aaron Paul and, ermmm, Angry Birds.

What do you think? Will it work?

[via LA Times]

Related

fass.jpg

Michael Fassbender to star in Assassin's Creed movie

RONHERO2.jpg

Video Game Movie Posters

mario hero.jpg

More alternative video game art

Comments

More

The first trailer for Spider-Man Homecoming looks absolutely badass

Our Spidey senses are tingling

by Chris Sayer
09 Dec 2016

The Rock and Zac Efron star in the first trailer for Baywatch

Slow-mo running included (obviously)

by Joe Ellison
08 Dec 2016

Sling your eyes onto this new 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' teaser

Looks like Marvel Studios has another winner on its hands

by Chris Sayer
08 Dec 2016

Tom Hanks and Emma Watson explore the dark side of Silicon Valley

Imagine Tom Hanks in an extended episode of Black Mirror

by Emily Badiozzaman
07 Dec 2016

The ultimate movie trailer mashup of 2016 will rock your world

Featuring the best bits from 2016's greatest cinematic moments

by Tom Fordy
06 Dec 2016

These movie opening sequences have just been voted the greatest ever

Even better than Alan Partridge doing the Spy Who Loved Me

by Tom Fordy
06 Dec 2016

Bernardo Bertolucci vehemently denies Last Tango rape accusations

06 Dec 2016

The trailer for the new Mummy is here

Can Tom Cruise outact Brendan Fraser?

by Emily Badiozzaman
05 Dec 2016

Why Rocky is the most important film about masculinity ever made

As the film turns 40, here's why the boxing saga is so much more than an underdog story

by Tom Fordy
01 Dec 2016

We asked men to tell us which movies make them cry

...and then we definitively ranked their pain

by Sam Diss
30 Nov 2016