BigGameHunter reports that video games publisher Ubisoft and their Motion Pictures unit, under Jean-Julien Baronnet, are pitching studios to option Ubisoft's "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon" games franchise for a series of feature film adaptations. Ubisoft's Motion Pictures unit currently has studio deals based on their most popular games, with Michael Fassbender attached to star in and co-produce "Assassin's Creed" and Tom Hardy to star in "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell".
"Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon", a tactical shooter introduced in 2001, developed by Clancy's Red Storm Entertainment and published by Ubisoft, positions the player in charge of a squad of US Army Special Forces operators from Company D, 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (5th SFG), aka 'The Ghosts', stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina :
"...in April 2008, with civil unrest in Russia, ultra-nationalists have seized power with plans to rebuild the Soviet Union. Their first step is clandestine support of rebel forces in Georgia and the Baltic States. Alarmed by the threat, the US deploys the Ghosts into Georgia to stop the Russians. Over the course of the campaign, the Ghosts take the fight to the ultra-nationalists, with a final showdown in Red Square..."
The latest game in the franchise, "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier", is set in a 'post-modern' future, with the player rigged up in CG realized versions of military technologies that are still in development by the US Armed Forces, encompassing venues from Mexican/South American locales, African villages, towns and deserts to blizzards in the Arctic.