Contact Us

Ubisoft Has Eyes Set on Watch Dogs, Rabbids, Far Cry Movies

Watch Dogs

After signing deals for Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell, Ubisoft has three more games it hopes to adapt into film franchises, including one Uwe Boll already ruined.

According to Variety, Ubisoft is now seeking out potential production partners for its Watch Dogs, Rabbids, and Far Cry franchises. The publisher plans to maintain complete creative control by developing the film adaptations through its Ubisoft Motion Pictures branch, headed up by CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet.

Though Rabbids and Far Cry are successful games already, Watch Dogs hasn’t even shipped its first entry yet. Ubi believes the buzz around the game over the past two years is positive enough to go ahead with drafting up a film version. UMP also won’t be turning the movies into straight adaptations of what’s transpired in the games. The films will stand alone, though they will still be closely tied to their video game counterparts. “These are not adaptations,” Baronnet said. “We will create a brand new story. Always.”

While there’s little information about what Ubi plans to do with these three movies, we do know the plans for Rabbids involve a live-action film with CGI in the same vein as ‘The Smurfs 2‘ or ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks.’ Far Cry should translate well enough to the silver screen as a jungle-based action flick, and Watch Dogs’ techno-thriller sensibilities should also work well as a feature.

All of these movies are a long ways away, but its interesting to see how active UMP is being with the company’s gaming brands. What do you think of the news? Will you go see any of these movies?

Next: 10 Video Game Movie Posters That Almost Happened

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your Facebook account.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on ScreenCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on ScreenCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!