Ghost Recon Wildlands movie tie-in will premiere on Amazon Prime

Brodie Fogg 13 January 2017 NEWS

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Ubisoft teams with Twitch and Amazon team up for Ghost Recon Wildlands: War Within the Cartel.

Looks like the critical pounding that Assassin's Creed endured wasn't enough to turn Ubisoft off making movies. The AAA publisher announced today it will be releasing a short 30-minute movie tie-in to coincide with the release of the upcoming shooter Ghost Recon Wildlands.

The movie, titled War Within the Cartel, is produced by Legion of Creatives and is written by Star Trek and The Amazing Spiderman 2's Roberto Orci.

Rapper TI will star in the lead role of War Within the Cartel, which aims to explore the inner machinations of the villainous Santa Blanca Cartel (the mob you'll be going up against in the game). Led by their ruthless and tatted up leader El Sueño, the head honchos of the Santa Blanca Cartel are out for blood when an inside man instigates an attack on the organisation's compound.

Weirdly, it also stars Wings' Steven Weber seemingly in some kind of serious government role. If anything, it's good to see Steven Weber's still getting work.

This is just a small taste of Ubisoft's plan to ramp up cross-media content with Assassin's Creed currently in cinemas and a Jake Gyllenhaal-led The Division movie in the works.

War Within the Cartel joins the growing roster of titles available through Amazon Prime's video streaming service. For more information on Amazon Prime's content, check out our complete list of TV shows and the complete list of movies available on Amazon Prime.

If Wildlands tickles your fancy, don't forget to sign up for the open beta.

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