Michael Bay to direct film adapted from Tom Clancy video game

The director will work on "Ghost Recon" after next year's release of "Transformers 4"

By Prachi Gupta

Published June 12, 2013 6:00PM (EDT)

"Transformers" director and explosions master Michael Bay has agreed to adapt "Ghost Recon," a video game inspired by thriller writer Tom Clancy's novels. "Ghost Recon" is developed by Ubisoft Red Storm, an entertainment company co-founded by Clancy.

The Telegraph reports:

The popular video game franchise, which has sold more than 25 million copies, and is based on the novels of Tom Clancy follows the movements of a group of undercover special agents who must protect the US president, using the latest technology to go behind enemy lines.

Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of Ubisoft Motion Pictures said, "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. And with Warner Bros' unmatched track record of successfully producing, marketing and distributing big movies from the industry’s top talents, we think this project has huge potential.”

Bay will begin working on the film following the release of "Transformers 4," which hits theaters June 27, 2014.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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