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 new Wolverine trailer is nothing like you think it is

Not the "hyper-choreographed, gravity defying, city-block destroying CG f**kathon" we expected

by Emily Badiozzaman
19 Jan 2017

Jason Segel toys with the afterlife in eerie trailer for The Discovery

Fan of The OA? We’ve found your next big Netflix fix

by Emily Badiozzaman
19 Jan 2017

Pixar have revealed exactly how all of their films are linked

Easter eggs ahoy

by Dave Fawbert
18 Jan 2017

Famous actors auditioning for roles they didn't get

Because not even the greats get chosen every time

18 Jan 2017

We ranked classic hardmen as anime heartthrobs

Do not ask why

by Sam Diss
18 Jan 2017

Producer of Amy rumored to be making Tony Blair documentary

"It just ticks all the boxes"

by Ryan Young
18 Jan 2017

Why every man must watch La La Land

It's not just all bollocks singing and dancing, there's some serious life advice on show

17 Jan 2017

Did Indiana Jones & The Crystal Skull predict the Trump presidency?

Mind. Blown.

by Dave Fawbert
13 Jan 2017

The 7 best titles new to UK Netflix this week

13 Jan 2017

Top 10 Scariest Stephen King Scenes

13 Jan 2017