LOS ANGELES – June 11, 2013 – Today, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, the film and television division of Ubisoft, announced that they are collaborating with Warner Bros. Pictures and Michael Bay the award-winning director of blockbusters, including “Armageddon,” “Pearl Harbor” and “Transformers” on development of a feature film based on Tom Clancy’s™ Ghost Recon.
“Having one of Hollywood’s boldest feature film directors attached to bringing Ghost Recon to the big screen is a dream come true for us,” said Jean-Julien Baronnet, chief executive officer, Ubisoft Motion Pictures. “And with Warner Bros. unmatched track record of successfully producing, marketing and distributing big movies from the industry’s top talents, we think this project has huge potential.”
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon is one of Ubisoft’s best-selling video game franchises, with more than 24 million copies sold. The Ghosts are untraceable soldiers who are part of the Group for Specialized Tactics, a Special Mission Unit under the direct command of the Joint Special Operations Command, the elite of the modern US Special Forces. Recent additions to the franchise include blockbuster shooter Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier®, and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online®, a free-to-play online game. Also, Ubisoft recently released a live action short film called Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Alpha® as a complementary experience to Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier™.