Bourne Scribe Adapts Army of Two

Universal Pictures has acquired screen rights to the Electronic Arts video game “Army of Two” reports the trades.

Having sold more than a million units since it launched in March, the two-player game is a contest in which a pair of private military contractors fight their way through a web of intrigue.

“The Bourne Ultimatum” co-writer Scott Z. Burns will adapt the property which will fast-track the project to begin production in 2009.

Scott Stuber will produce with EA, the first time the video game manufacturer has been directly involved in a film production.