Ubisoft is making a big effort to turn video game movies around. Comic book movies took a big turn for the better years back with X-Men, but video game movies still haven’t made a similar turn around.
Now Variety tells us that a screenwriting team have been hired for the movie adaptation of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia. Michael Bay will be producing, and the movie is set up at Warner Brothers. This writing team are working on an adaptation of the DC comic, Y The Last Man, and they’re also working on a remake of Zorro.
Variety reported earlier in the month that Bay would be onboard producing, and it’s the third movie Ubisoft has set up in Hollywood. Ubisoft is developing the game adaptations in house, then selling the rights to studios around town.
Ubisoft told the trade they wanted to work with Bay “because he is a master at action movies,” and as we all know, Michael is currently working on Transformers 4. There’s speculation Bay may direct Recon if he likes the script, but he’s obviously a little busy right now.
Ubiosft’s movie adaptation of Assassins Creed is also set up for a Memorial Day release in 2015, the same summer we’ll have Avengers 2, Batman Vs Superman, and probably Star Wars, if it doesn’t come out for Christmas. (The Star Wars films usually come out on Memorial Day, and if it keeps that date, you know Recon’s moving out of the way.)