Posted on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 by Russ Fischer
A while ago the video game company Ubisoft made a big move: it decided to develop its own game properties as films. The idea is that Ubi can come up with better movies based on its own games than external producers could; that’s untested as yet, but the early results are impressive. They’re still partnering with outside entities to actually get the films made, but the development effort is being spearheaded by Ubi.
And so we have the Michael Fassbender-produced Assassin’s Creed film in the works, and a Splinter Cell movie potentially starring Tom Hardy. Both are produced by New Regency, with Fox set to release Assassin’s Creed on Memorial Day 2015. Now Michael Bay and his company Platinum Dunes have come on board to develop a film based on the near-future warfare series Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon with Warner Bros. It’s Bay’s first project with WB, and potentially a movie he will direct. Read More »