There is a horrible black place, filled with evil, from which most video game movies spawn. This realm of failed dreams has dominated the niche thus far, but video game company Ubisoft hopes to change the trend. They’ve taken charge of making their own products into movies instead of letting other people ruin them, which is a good first step. Now, it looks like they’re trying to bring in some big names to further stack the deck in their favor. The problem is, they’ve just partnered up to produce Ghost Recon and the partner of choice in none-other-than dream-killer Michael Bay.
Sure, this will certainly land them a huge pile of monies, but I’m a bit skeptical about whether Bay’s involvement will make the movie “good” or not. There’s a slight note of hope, however, in that Bay is currently only involved at a production level. Now, if we can just keep him there…
Unfortunately, we don’t get much say in the matter. Ubisoft, Warner Bros. and Darth Bay are currently trying to find someone to write the script for this thing. After that, Bay will rest his beady eyes upon the pages and determine from there whether or not the story is worth of his unique lack of talent.
What do the Nerd Readers think? Is Ghost Recon right up Bay’s alley? Is the game even interesting enough to warrant a director that knows how to use actual story in a production? Or are things exploding everywhere the right way to go with this?
Thanks to /film for the heads-up.