Electronic Arts announced this morning that an Army of Two movie is on the way!
The flick will be produced by Universal Pictures, EA and Scott Stuber beginning in 2009. Screenwriter Scott Z. Burns, who co-wrote The Bourne Ultimatum, will adapt the game for the screen. No stars or director have been announced as of yet, but here's how the screenwriter described his take on the flick on Variety's game blog:
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. You have contractors with their own agendas, and two guys whose friendship supersedes all the politics. 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.'
“Our goal is to be in business with the highest level artists and producers as we adapt exciting games such as ARMY OF TWO into compelling film and television entertainment,” said Patrick O’Brien, Vice President of EA Entertainment.
Army of Two is a co-op action game for the PS3 and 360 that features a pair of often-masked soldiers-of-fortune who travel the world making jokes, helping each other climb up on things and shooting red barrels and bad people.