It’s not surprising that we are in the midst of the most exciting season in gaming in a long time. It’s fall, and with the holidays closing in, just about every blockbuster release is going to be hitting stores in the next few months. This year, however, seems to be a bit special, bigger than ever before, as Sony and Microsoft have their consoles release dates just around the corner, and the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are surely looking to reshape the landscape of video games and entertainment. I’m not sure we could’ve picked a better time to introduce this weekly video game feature, as we’ve undoubtedly just witnessed one of the most epic weeks in video games, with the release of the much-anticipated Grand Theft Auto 5. But, that’s not all; there’s plenty more that happened this week in the wonderful world of video games that YOU need to know! (more…)
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.
We’ve heard about UbiSoft working on film adaptations for some of its games, including Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell. Well, now it seems like the next on that list is the shooter series Ghost Recon.
Turns out they’ve got an edge on other game developers in the film adaptation arena because the head of UbiSoft Motion Pictures, Jean-Julien Baronnet, used to run movie director Luc Bresson’s EuropaCorp. That’s a pretty nifty connection to have!
There aren’t many details available in terms of what we can expect for the Ghost Recon film adaptation at this point in time. They’ll have quite a bit of flexibility, though, with the story as long as they get the look and feel of the thing just right.
Under the jump, you’ll find a short film that was released to promote Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and that may give you an idea of what we’d hope to expect for the film.
Francois Alaux and Herve de Crecy, the duo that won an Oscar for their short film, Logorama, is apparently now working on short live-action film Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon series. The film will serve as advertisement and a prequel to the upcoming Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. Seems like Ubisoft is hoping that what they did with Assassin’s Creed, they are hoping it will work for Ghost Recon, and getting the folks from Logorama may make it work right to get people pumped for the game. Let’s just hope a certain evil company, *cough*Activision*cough,* doesn’t get the idea to make movies for their games because really, who would want a Band Hero movie.