Back in October, we heard how the third-party video game giant Ubisoft was working on a number of animated series "inspired by" its existing IP such as Rayman, Hungry Shark and Watch Dogs.

Now, Deadline Hollywood is reporting Lionsgate has acquired the rights to produce a "hybrid live-action" movie based on the French publisher and developer's Rabbids series. Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman from Mandeville Films (Beauty and the Beast and Wonder) will supposedly be producing it with Jason Altman and Margaret Boykin on behalf of Ubisoft Film & Television.

The studio is currently in "advanced talks" with Todd Strauss-Schulson to direct, and Alex Young is expected to be the executive producer. The screenplay is being written by Matt Senreich, Tom Sheppard & Zeb Wells and was originally written by Todd Rosenberg at Sony. Meredith Wieck and Chelsea Kujawa will oversee the development of the film for Lionsgate.

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[source deadline.com]