Ubisoft have released a new trailer for Ghost Recon Alpha, explaining what the short film is all about and detailing how it connects to the upcoming Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.
A live action short, the 25 minute film stars the same four characters that gamers will be able to play as when Ghost Recon: Future Soldier releases on May 24th. It's set before the events of the game, which will pick up exactly where this prequel movie finishes off.
If you're paying attention, there's even an unlock code hidden in the movie which will give you access to an exclusive weapon unlock in Future Soldier. To watch it, though, you'll need to tune in to UPlay from May 13th, or purchase the collector's edition of the game which includes a copy of the film on DVD.
Some additional details on the creation of the film, from today's press release:
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Alpha boasts a line-up of top Hollywood talent. The film was directed by Academy Award winners Hervé de Crécy and François Alaux, who won an Oscar in 2010 for Logorama, and produced by Rhea Scott for Little Minx, a Ridley Scott & Associates company.
Tim Sexton, 2010 Academy Award nominee for Children of Men, and Gregory Pruss wrote the gripping script. The film was shot by District 9 cinematographer Trent Opaloch; edited by Pietro Scalia, two time Academy Award winner for Black Hawk Down and JFK; with sound effects and sound effects editing by Per Hallberg, two time Academy Award winner for The Bourne Ultimatum and Braveheart as well as Michael Mann’s Heat; production design by Jan Roelfs (Gattaca, Alexander; and costume design by Sammy Sheldon (V for Vendetta, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, Black Hawk Down).
Military Weapons Specialist Harry Humphries, consultant on such notable action films such as Transformers, Thor, Iron Man and Armageddon, ensured that the futuristic weaponry in the film was entirely realistic.