Ubisoft & Sony Announce Watch Dogs Movie


Ubisoft and Sony have announced they are working together in order to make a Movie based on their upcoming title, Watch Dogs.

Ubisoft Motion Pictures will be collaborating with Sony Pictures Entertainment and New Regency on the feature film of Watch Dogs.

Watch Dogs centers on Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker bent on revenge and inflicting his own brand of justice after a violent family tragedy. Using all of his skills, Pearce hacks into Chicago’s Central Operating System (ctOS), which controls the city’s infrastructure, including security cameras, traffic lights, and public transportation, as well as databases containing key information on the city’s residents.

Jean-Julien Baronnet, chief executive officer, Ubisoft Motion Pictures stated:

Since both Sony and Ubisoft have movie and video game branches, this deal creates exceptional opportunities for us to merge the realms of the story-based cinematic experience with the interaction of the video game, In addition, Sony Pictures and New Regency have deep production expertise and are letting us maintain a strong creative voice in the film’s development. Together, we’re confident we can deliver a movie that builds upon the excitement that the game is already generating.

Hannah Minghella, president of Production for Columbia Pictures added:

The themes and open gameplay of ‘Watch Dogs’ lends itself perfectly to the big screen. 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.

They have also released the official gamescom trailer for the Watch Dogs game. Let us know if a Watch Dog film interests you via the comment section below.


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