Logorama Directors Adapting Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon

After winning Academy Awards for their critically acclaimed animated short, Logorama, it's no surprise to hear that directors Francois Alaux and Herve de Crecy are turning their skills toward live-action film. What is surprising however, is the project the pair have agreed to take on.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alaux and de Crecy have agreed to direct a live-action short film based on the popular Ghost Recon video game franchise. Per the THR article, the film will be a 20-minute prequel to the newest Ghost Recon release, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. Besides Alaux and de Crecy, the Ghost Recon project has other notable names attached, including screenwriter Tim Sexton, who co-wrote the sci-fi drama Children of Men as well as Ridley and Tony Scott whose company, RSA, is producing the film.

I'm not a huge gamer (you've got to turn to the excellent writers at Game Rant for that kind of knowledge), but as a film fan, I think this is a pretty cool idea. When I do play video games, I like being totally immersed in the story, and having additional media to provide context is a great way to do that. Furthermore, since Ubisoft (the makers of Ghost Recon) are throwing between $8 to $10 million into a 20 minute film, you can expect a fairly high production value, which is always great news.

To get an idea of what the Ghost Recon live-action short might be like, fans can take a look back at another Ubisoft-sponsored film for the game Assassin's Creed 2. That film, which was entitled Assassin's Creed: Lineage, premiered back in October in anticipation of the November release of Assassin's Creed 2.

Considering this is the second time Ubisoft has financed a live-action film to promote one of its games, I wouldn't be surprised if this becomes a regular custom for big releases. What do you think? Is it a good idea to expand the narrative of a video game with a live-action film? Do you think the creative minds behind Logorama are the right pick for this project?

Source: THR

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