January 3, 2013
Ubisoft Developing GHOST RECON Movie, ASSASSIN'S CREED And SPLINTER CELL Aiming For Late 2014 Releases?
Gaming company Ubisoft is looking to change our perceptions on video game film adaptations. They recently packaged two high-profiled projects Assassin's Creed (Michael Fassbender attached) and Splinter Cell (Tom Hardy attached) setup at New Regency. They'll be closely involved with the films' development and are already working on the next one.
TheLATimes interviewed Jean-Julien Baronnet who is the head of Ubisoft's Motion Picture division. He was the former head of Luc Besson's company EuropaCorp, a company best known for many action fuelled movies. Ghost Recon is the next property they want to make into a film. They are hoping to having Creed and Splinter released by late 2014 by the earliest. Their budgets coming in over $100 million a piece and are currently searching for directors. Another known actor should be expected to be attached to Ghost Recon before shopping to studios, I assume that New Regency will have first dibs on it.