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Ubisoft partnering with Sony on Watch Dogs movie

Ubisoft is partnering with Sony to make a Watch Dogs movie. The collaboration between Ubisoft Motion Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and New Regency will be overseen by Ubisoft and The Wolf of Wall Street and Paranoia producer Alexandra Milchan, among others.

"The themes and open gameplay of 'Watch Dogs' lends itself perfectly to the big screen," Columbia Pictures president of production Hannah Minghella said in a statement. "The game has intense action and adventure, but the story focuses on information and the control of information, which we think will lead to an exciting thriller. It has tremendous potential as a motion picture and we're thrilled to have the opportunity to work closely with Ubisoft's internal creative team on the development of the project."

Ubisoft did not specify when we should expect to see the film hit the silver screen--given the typically tumultuous life of video game adaptations, it might be a while. You can always put Hackers on loop until then.

4 comments

  • FireIceEarth - August 21, 2013 12:23 a.m.

    Please don't make this.
  • GOD - August 20, 2013 5:03 p.m.

    I guess their thinking was to get the movie deal started soon enough, even before the game's release.... so that the movie comes out just before people forget what Watch Dogs even is.
  • pl4y4h - August 20, 2013 3:24 p.m.

    No
  • Sinnott - August 20, 2013 12:28 p.m.

    I agree; It has loads of potential. But I have seen too many videogames-to-movies crash and burn and I can't help the uneasiness that this will be no different =/

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