Zombieland writers to tackle Watch Dogs movie

News Simon Brew
25 Apr 2014 - 07:20

Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, the writers of Zombieland, have been hired to adapt Watch Dogs for the big screen...

Comfortably one of the big games we're most looking forward to playing is UbiSoft's upcoming Watch Dogs. Originally set for release at the end of last year, the game will now arrive at the end of next month. The central premise involves a man by the name of Aiden Pearce who can hack into anything - from traffic lights to bank accounts - and will need to in order to make his way through the game.

UbiSoft has been clear for some time that Watch Dogs has movie potential, in addition to its Splinter Cell and Assassin's Creed titles that are also well on the way to the big screen. And now it's been revealed that writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick - best known for Zombieland - have been hired to pen a screenplay for the movie.

Presumably, the film's future is entwined to a degree in how well the game does. But if it goes well, as it's expected to do, then Watch Dogs may just become a priority project. More as we hear it.


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