is looking to blow s@%t up at sunset all over again as the Transformers director is in talks to develop Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon into a potential movie franchise for Warner Bros. According to Variety, Ubisoft is now meeting with screenwriters to tackle Ghost Recon with Bay overseeing the process. They also claim that if Bay takes a shine to the script he would be prepared to helm the movie as well.
Ghost Recon is a tactical shooter video game which follows a fictional unit of the U.S. Army Special Forces. Using the latest technology and some seriously heavy-duty firepower the unit takes down the biggest and baddest threats to US security, as Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet explains:
These guys don’t belong to any specific organization. They’re in the field where the U.S. troops are not supposed to be. It’s a small team with very strong personalities and very specific skill sets. They’re using weapons nobody knows about but it’s very grounded. It’s not sci-fi.
Ghost Recon could be the perfect platform for Bay to unleash his own brand of Bayhem, as the director has made a name for himself making movies that are high on explosions and low on subtlety. The Master of Disaster (not an official moniker) is currently busy working on Transformers: Age of Extinction, but we'll keep you posted on all the latest updates and developments for Ghost Recon as soon as we get them.
What do you guys think? Is Bay a good choice to take on Ghost Recon?
Follow Matt on Twitter