Posted on January 2, 2013, Ross Lincoln Ubisoft Is Pitching A Ghost Recon Movie
It’s 2013, but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy resurrecting an old chestnut from the previous few years, so here goes: bet on this news not coming to pass.
Anyway, news has emerged that Ubisoft, already working on a Michael Fassbender-produced/starring Assassin’s Creed film, is busy pimping a Ghost Recon movie to studios. According to the LA Times, the company is “putting together a pitch for a movie based on the “Ghost Recon” games about a special operations military squad.”
I have no idea what it would be about or why it’s even a good idea. Assassin’s Creed might not actually make it to the screen, as video game movies have a way of not panning out, but at least it has a very solid and somewhat original premise that feels made for the movies. The Ghost Recon series are just war games, games that basically feel like an attempt to give players a cinematic, but controllable experience. Making a copy of a copy feels a like a recipe for silliness.
I also feel very strongly that even if it’s greenlit, nothing will come of it. What do you guys think? Would you see it? Sound off in comments.