UbiSoft and Sony to make Watch Dogs movie
The game isn't out yet, but UbiSoft is pressing ahead with taking Watch Dogs to the movies...
UbiSoft isn't messing around with its plans to bring a host of its videogame properties to the big screen. Assassin's Creed is going to be first, and that already has a summer 2015 release date earmarked. But it also has films of Raving Rabbids, Ghost Recon and Splinter Cell at various stages of development.
Showcasing what may be the new model for major new videogame franchises, the firm is releasing Watch Dogs later this year, an expensive new blockbuster game. And, hand in hand, it's working on a movie version.
It's been announced that Sony Pictures will be working with UbiSoft on bringing Watch Dogs to the big screen. It'll retain the premise, of a hacker who can access the infrastructure that controls a city (including CCTV, traffic lights, public transport, databases of information on people), and who's also out for revenge. Certainly sounds interesting.
New Regency is also partnering on the movie project, although we don't have word yet on a director or screenwriter. We'll keep you posted on that. The game is out in the autumn.
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