An upcoming movie from Michael Bay, the famed film director behind high-octane action movies like the Transformers franchise, will be spun into a video game on top of the film. That’s according to Variety, which reports that the movie–Black 5–is an original idea that Bay came up with.
The report goes on to say that Bay is speaking with Sony Pictures to finance and distribute Black 5. There are no plot details available, but it will reportedly be “high on action” as most of Bay’s films are. It’s also reported that the movie will come first, at some unspecified point in the future, with the game coming later. Variety editor Justin Kroll said on Twitter that Bay is planning Black 5 to be a “possible video game franchise,” which suggests it could span more than one entry.
Ehren Kruger wrote the script for Black 5. He also wrote the Transformers movies Age of Extinction, Dark of the Moon, and Revenge of the Fallen, while he more recently penned the script for Disney’s Dumbo.
According to Variety, production on Black 5 (presumably just the movie) will begin in 2020 after Bay wraps up his Ryan Reynolds Netflix movie Six Underground.
There are no details at all about the Black 5 video game, but presumably it would also be action-oriented like the movie. It remains to be seen if the Black 5 game would be for mobile, console, or PC, or what developer is behind it. Keep checking back with GameSpot for more.
In 2013 it was announced that Bay would produce Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon movie, but it’s been relatively quiet since, so there is no word on if this partnership is continuing.