Ubisoft Pitching Watch_Dogs And Rabbids Movies To Hollywood Studios
Posted by Damien McFerran
From small screen to silver screen
Ubisoft has revealed that it is in the process of preparing big-screen interpretations of its Watch_Dogs, Rabbids and Far Cry properties.
This trio of potential films joins Assassin's Creed, Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon, all of which are in the early stages of development.
The French publisher is packaging the three projects together, hiring screenwriters, actors and directors before pitching the movies to Hollywood studios. This will allow Ubisoft to retain greater creative control over the conception of each film.
Once seen as little more than a cynical cash-in by gamers, the art of making movies and TV shows from games has become more common in recent years, with many developers and publishers seeing "transmedia" as a way of broadening the appeal of interactive entertainment. Microsoft is known to be working on a Halo TV series with the assistance of a certain Mr. Steven Spielberg, and we've already seen Defiance muddy the waters between interactive and televisual entertainment.
Would you be interested in seeing Watch_Dogs on the big screen, or do you think these companies should be paying heed to past failures, such as Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li, The King of Fighters and DOA.: Dead or Alive? Let us know by posting a comment.