Back in June it was announced that Michael Bay would be producing a movie adaptation of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon, the hugely popular game series from Ubisoft. While Bay has not yet confirmed if he will be directing the film, the search has been on for months to find writers for the screenplay, and now they have been found.
Warner Brothers have announced that screenwriters Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia will adapt the screenplay. The pair have largely worked in TV writing episodes for Jericho, Warehouse 13 and Human Target. They have also submitted a draft screenplay for the new Zorro film, and were recently asked to script Y: The Last Man.
Here is what we reported when Bay was first attached to produce:
Bay said of the deal struck with Ubisoft:
“Ubisoft’s artistic vision and the Ghost Recon franchise’s core tenets convinced me that we could build something special together. It’s a unique title with very cool components – including a huge global canvas with which we will create an amazing film.”
The “Ghost Recon” games revolve around a fictional unit of the U.S. Army Special Forces that essentially operates as the President’s private army, using the latest technology to infiltrate and take down threats around the world without leaving any traces behind that they exist.
“These guys don’t belong to any specific organisation,” Jean Julien Baronnet, CEO of Ubisoft Motion Pictures, said of the soldiers.
“They’re in the field where the US 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.”
Baronnet also said of the deal with Bay: “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,” he continued “because he is a master at action movies,”