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EA reveals Army of Two movie project

Universal Studios signs on Bourne Ultimatum scribe to pen "smart thriller"

Electronic Arts has announced that it has signed a deal with Universal Pictures to produce a movie based on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 title Army of Two.

The movie is set to by adapted by screenwriter Scott Z Burns, of The Bourne Ultimatum fame, and will go into production in 2009.

"Army of Two is a great project that has already attracted top name talent, and we're glad to be working with Electronic Arts on making this hit game into a film franchise," said Donna Langley, president of Production at Universal Pictures.

Scott Z Burns added, "I'm thrilled that EA and Universal see the potential to make a smart thriller that has real implications in the world we live in today."

Army of Two is now the second film project EA has set in motion, joining The Sims movie being worked on by 20th Century Fox.

"Our goal is to be in business with the highest level artists and producers as we adapt exciting games such as Army of Two into compelling film and television entertainment," said Patrick O'Brien, vice president of EA Entertainment.

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