If you haven’t seen the short Logorama, which won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Sunday, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Francois Alaux and Herve de Crecy, the directors behind the short are now in contract to create a 20 minute film based on the newest Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon video game. THR is reporting that the film will act as a prequel to the newest game titled Ghost Recon: Future Soldiers, which is due out this holiday season. The film is being written by Children of Men scribe Tim Sexton and produced by Ridley Scott’s production company RSA, with a budget of 8-10 million dollars.
This isn’t the first time that video game developer Ubisoft has had a short film made for a game. In late 2009 we saw the game Assassin’s Creed 2’s release come with the short film Assassins Creed: Lineage. The film was split up into 3 parts and released on YouTube (which can be found here) and later released as a television event on Spike. It’s safe to assume a similar situation will arise here.
Logorama was my favorite of all the animated shorts from Sunday’s nominees, and I’m incredibly excited to see what these new directors are going to do with this franchise. If you haven’t already done so, please sit down and watch the gem that is Logorama. It doesn’t disappoint.