Ubisoft is set to take a different approach with its upcoming big budget pirate-themed video game “Skull & Bones” as Heat Vision reports that the company’s film and TV arm is developing a female-centric TV series based on the game.
In fact, said series will be released before the game is available for purchase with both expected to be out before year’s end. The series is to be made by “Dirty John” series producers Atlas Entertainment and will be showrun by “The Mist” TV series executive producer Amanda Segel.
The story will be set in the lawless frontier of the Indian Ocean at the end of the golden age of piracy in the 1700s. Andy Horwitz and Richard Suckle will executive produce alongside Segel.
Ubisoft previously tried turning their popular “Assassin’s Creed” video game series into a film with disappointing results. A movie based on “The Division” series is also in the works with Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain attached to star.