EA has reportedly licensed the writer of The Bourne Ultimatum
to make a film based on the co-op shooter Army of Two
according to Variety
Scott Z. Burns, who was also apparently attached to make the Halo
movie, apparently approached EA Montreal and expressed an interest in making a film based on the game. Electronic Arts quickly agreed, signed itself on as a producer to the project, and the film is now in pre-production.
"The ambiguity of these private military corporations lends weight to an intelligent thriller with relevance to what's going on in the world right now,
" said Burns in an interview where he discussed the plot of the game.
"You have contractors with their own agendas, and two guys whose friendship supersedes all the politics,
" he added.
Burns is an odd choice to write the film though, as he was for the Halo
film too. Speaking about the movie adaptation, he admitted straight away that he wasn't a gamer, though that may actually helped him land the deal.
"I told EA right off the bat I wasn't a gamer, and that appealed to them because they didn't want to simply replicate the game,
" he said.
If you're not familiar with the plot of the game, or you're just interested in some pretty-good co-op action then you can check out our full Army of Two review
for more info. Then, let us know what you think of the game and the prospect of a movie in the forums