Watch Dogs, “Far Cry,” “Rabbids” Get Films

Ubisoft Motion Pictures have just announced three more video game titles they own that are planning to make the jump to the big screen.

The first is the kid-friendly “Rabbids,” a game series about an animated group of hyper rabbits know for causing mischief. The film version will be akin to “The Smurfs” or “Alvin and the Chipmunks” – live action films with CG characters.

The second will be based on the popular “Far Cry” game series. Logically it will keep the island jungle setting of two of the three FPS games. Like all these films though, it will utilise an original story rather than adapt a specific game.

The third and most exciting is the film version of the highly anticipated potential franchise launcher “Watch Dogs”. That open world game is set in a city where the entire infrastructure (cell & data networks, electrical grids, surveillance cameras, traffic lights, subway lines) is run by one giant operating system. Using your phone you’re able to control it all.

This follows on from the already announced film adaptations of “Assassin’s Creed” starring Michael Fassbender and “Splinter Cell” starring Tom Hardy at New Regency & Fox, and the “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon” film which is being shaped as a potential Michael Bay directorial vehicle over at Warner Brothers.

Like with those three earlier film packages, Ubisoft will maintain creative control of the projects as they’re developed into movies. Their film division will hire screenwriters, directors, cast and choose the proaction companies and studios they want to work with, and will finance the development of the scripts.

Source: Variety