Oscar-Winning Duo Working On Ghost Recon Movie

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The creators of Logorama - an Oscar-winning short film that featured its fair share of video game companies - will be sticking with a gaming theme for their next work, creating a live-action short for Ubisoft's Ghost Recon series.

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Francois Alaux and Herve de Crecy will be working with writer Tim Sexton (Children of Men) on the 20-minute short, which will serve as a prequel for the upcoming Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.

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Ubisoft has set aside $8-10 million for the film, which is the latest in the studio's ever-expanding line of movie projects, the last of which were based on Assassin's Creed.

"Logorama" duo take aim at "Ghost Recon" videogame [Reuters]

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$8 - $10 mill for a short?Doesn't that seem a bit excessive.

I still wonder if the increased sales (which you'll never prove) from a short would justify the possible increased sales you'd get rather than simply discounting each game $10 or $20 on a retail shelf from day 1 and still lose $4 million in initial revenue but say make $6 million in additional units moved revenue because it was easy to sell a high quality title with an unbeatable price point of $50.

I think they would need to look at previous title sales. If Ghost typical moved 1 million units day 1 then $10 per title would cost ALOT more than this short. But even a day 1 discount if they traditionally only sell say 200,000 units day 1 then they may only lose $2 mill in initial revenue....but they could turn that 200,000 unit into say 500,000 units day one and lose $5mill day one....and through saturation peer pressue the end up selling multi millions more over the next week or two the could come out on top more then this short would reach most audiences.

Seems like misguided advertising again. I had no interest in Assassins Creed 2 as a purchase...and I never saw the shorts. Fans of Ghost will watch the short....people who could careless to begin with probably won't watch them...and if they do...I doubt a real life CG is suddenly going to have them think the actual game is suddenly the game they never knew they wanted.