In a press announcement, Ubisoft reveals that a 30 minute live action film centered around the Santa Blanca drug cartel in Ghost Recon: Wildlands premieres next month.
In addition to For Honor and South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Ubisoft is looking for a strong start to 2017 by releasing Ghost Recon: Wildlands, the latest entry in its long-running tactical shooter franchise. The open world shooter set in Bolivia sees the elite special forces group known as the Ghosts looking to take down the rising power of the Santa Blanca cartel, utilizing advanced technology and tactics to get the job done. With just a couple months left before release, Ubisoft has started to crank up its marketing efforts, with a new live action short film coming very soon.
Earlier today, Ubisoft announced that a live action film set in the world of Ghost Recon: Wildlands is currently in production. Known as “War Within the Cartel,” the film is being produced by the group Legion of Creatives and features executive producer Roberto Orci, who wrote the screenplay for some big films like Star Trek, Transformers, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and many more. To ensure a high degree of realism, the cast and crew also worked with multiple experts including both military and aviation specialists.
A short teaser for the film reveals a prequel story centered around the infamous Santa Blanca drug cartel, the faction that the Ghost squad eventually goes up against in the game. After an attack on their compound, the organization’s senior leadership go on the hunt for a traitor to exact revenge on the individual. Rapper and actor Tip “T.I.” Harris has also signed on to the role of Marcus, a member of the Santa Blanca cartel.
The 30 minute film is planned to be streamed on the official Ubisoft Twitch channel starting on February 16, 2017. Following the premiere, the film will then become available immediately on demand from Amazon Prime.
Earlier this week, Ubisoft gave fans a glimpse at the upcoming open world title with another look at a familiar stealth mission. While both stealth and tactical options were explored in previous trailers, the Operation Skydive gameplay trailer shows what happens when players decide to go loud. Going in at dusk, the squad split up with one player taking out enemies from a distance, one skydiving from a chopper, and the final two using the heavy machine gun on the chopper to light up the remaining grunts. All in all, the job is done in roughly a minute with the team extracting shortly after.
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Ghost Recon: Wildlands hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 7, 2017.