At Least The Explosions Will Be Big: Michael Bay, Ubisoft Partner For ‘Ghost Recon’ Movie

Screen from “Ghost Recon: Future Soldier”

The futuristic tactical shooter series is getting a dose of “Bayhem” as the “Bad Boys” and “Transformers” director takes on Tom Clancy for Ubisoft and Warner Bros.

Bay will develop the movie for Ubisoft Motion Pictures, and at this early stage neither a director nor a writer has been attached to the project. According to Variety, the plan is for Bay’s Platinum Dunes Studios to hire a writer within the next month while Bay himself may potentially direct.

The “Ghost Recon” series is set in the near future and sees a clandestine U.S. military unit hitting global hot spots and using advanced weaponry to take out terrorists and other foreign ne’er-do-wells.

Ubisoft speaks:

“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.”

Honestly, it’s a great match: Clancy’s novels and video game output are about the muscular white (Caucasian) line between us and the evil brown people and Michael Bay’s understanding of geopolitics begins and ends with an over-saturated image of the American flag, waving in slow motion as a veiny bicep cradles an assault rifle.

Queue the Hans Zimmer!

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