Universal hires an Army Of Two

Here’s another one to add to the bonfire of videogame adaptations, ladies and gentlemen. Universal Studios has purchased the rights to this year’s Army Of Two, which centres on two mercenaries who uncover, in typical fashion, a vast global conspiracy. Scott Z Burns (Bourne Ultimatum) has been hired to pen the screenplay, while EA will … Continued

army_of_two_01_1600x1200.jpgHere’s another one to add to the bonfire of videogame adaptations, ladies and gentlemen. Universal Studios has purchased the rights to this year’s Army Of Two, which centres on two mercenaries who uncover, in typical fashion, a vast global conspiracy.

Scott Z Burns (Bourne Ultimatum) has been hired to pen the screenplay, while EA will co-produce. No news is available yet on director attachment or casting, as the development phase is in its embryonic stage at present.

The main gimmick of Army Of Two was the ability to fight as a two-player team, and it wasn’t particularly renowned in the annals of videogame history for any particularly groundbreaking storyline. We’re finding it hard to see the appeal of a film, but obviously Universal’s Spidey senses are going berserk at the prospect of another franchise. This news follows on from stories about Gears Of War and Mass Effect being adapted, both games that have a far stronger presence than Army Of Two.