Not content with Splinter Cell, Assassin’s Creed and Rabbids all receiving movie adaptions, yet another Ubisoft property is heading to the big screen, upcoming title Watch Dogs is getting the Hollywood treatment.
Ubisoft Chairman and CEO Yves Guillemot made the announcement during Sony’s GamesCom presentation, where is was revealed that the project would be worked in partnership with Sony Pictures and New Regency.
“Since both Sony and Ubisoft have movie and video game branches, this deal creates exceptional opportunities for us to merge the realms of the story-based cinematic experience with the interaction of the video game,”
Said Jean-Julien Baronnet, chief executive officer, Ubisoft Motion Pictures.
“In addition, Sony Pictures and New Regency have deep production expertise and are letting us maintain a strong creative voice in the film’s development. Together, we’re confident we can deliver a movie that builds upon the excitement that the game is already generating.”
Ubisoft Motion Pictures will be overseeing the project. At Columbia, Hannah Minghella, president of production for Columbia Pictures, and Sam Dickerman will oversee development while Alexandra Milchan and Andrew Calof will work on the forthcoming film for New Regency.
Watch Dogs the movie has not been dated yet but the game is out on PC, PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360 in North America on the 19th November and across Europe on the 22nd November. It’ll also come to PS4 at launch and Xbox One in some time after.