The bad news is that John McTiernan is now reduced to directing commercials for video games. The good news is that Ubisoft has acquired the man’s talent and he has directed a new live action trailer for Ghost Recon: Wildlands.
On the one hand, it’s kind of sad that John McTiernan has been reduced to this.
On the other hand, it’s a damn good trailer. Ubisoft got a bargain acquiring the director of Predator and it shows. Look at the superior lighting and tracking, this ain’t no post graduate trying to outdo himself for his first gig. In fact, it’s almost surreal that McTiernan should be forced to step down to this — he has financial troubles still, last I heard.
I think John McTiernan got on the wrong side of someone powerful, permanently. The prison stay was only part of his sentence. What he did, or who he did it to, will probably be a mystery for a long time. His other movies like Red Squad are totally off the radar and possibly DOA too.
Ghost Recon: Wildlands is released March 7th.