Ubisoft Developing Movie Adaptations Of FAR CRY, WATCH DOGS And More
Ubisoft Motion Pictures are clearly keen on establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood as they are now moving ahead with adaptations of Far Cry, Rabbids and Watch Dogs. They join Assassin's Creed, Ghost Recon and Splinter Cell.
Variety reports that Ubisoft Motion Pictures are now planning another wave of films based on some of their best-selling video game properties. As with the three previously announced adaptations above, they will take an active role in their development in an effort to ensure that they surpass the typically awful video game movies. Watch Dogs won't actually be released until this November, but Far Cry and Rabbids (this would also be live-action, but would contain a mixture of CG characters similar to The Smurfs for example) are two of their most well-known franchises. Maintaining creative control means that Ubisoft has a say in everything from the hiring of screenwriters and director to which studio the project ultimately lands at. However, perhaps "adaptations" is the incorrect word to use for these movies. These are not adaptations," UMP CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet stresses. "We will create a brand new story. Always." This apparently involves working closely with the developers of the video games to ensure that there are no overlaps.
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