Game publisher Ubisoft is already adapting two of their videogame franchises into feature films, with Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy attached to in-development movie versions of Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell, respectively. Since neither movie has officially entered production yet – and since the last time a videogame company took a hands-on approach to moviemaking, the result was Neill Blomkamp’s Halo movie, which you’ll remember is a thing that never happened – it might surprise you that Ubisoft is apparently already planning to adapt another videogame series for the big screen.
The LA Times spoke to Jean-Julien Baronnet, chief executive of Ubisoft Motion Pictures, who claimed to be “putting together a pitch” for a movie based on Ghost Recon, a series of games about an elite group of soldiers who do various elite soldier things, usually involving action which could be said to embody a certain “ghostlike reconnaissance,” if you will.
A potential film is still a bit of a long shot. When contacted by EW, the company offered this official statement: “Ubisoft is exploring producing a Ghost Recon feature film, but we have no other details to announce at this time.”
Still, if either Asssassin’s Creed or Splinter Cell winds up A) being made and B) making money, Ghost Recon could very well become a real-live movie project, starring let’s just say theoretically Luke Evans in the role of “Rifleman” and Liam Hemsworth in the role of “Support.”