Michael Bay is developing a movie based on the popular Ubisoft Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon video games for Warner Bros. and Ubisoft.
Variety reports that Bay is overseeing the project, as writers are brought into the fold, with an eye to direct as well.
It's stated that Ubisoft wanted to work with Michael Bay because the director is "a master at action movies."
Here is a description of the Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon video game:
Lead a team of 6 elite special force soldiers through the deadly realism of tommorows battlefields. Outnumbered and outgunned, this Green Beret team, nicknamed "the Ghosts" uses the latest technology and tactics to conquer the battlefield, swiftly, silently and invisibly. Often hired by the UN for international peacekeeping operations, your specialty is covert military strikes.
"These guys don’t belong to any specific organization,” Jean Julien Baronnet, CEO of Ubisoft Motion Pictures said. “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."
Ubisoft also has other projects in development and is simply not licensing them out as the company wants to retain creative control.
Assassin's Creed, which stars Michael Fassbender, has a May 22, 2015 release date, and Splinter Cell in development.
Raving Rabbids is also airing on Nickelodeon soon.