Watch_Dogs protagonist Aiden Pierce will be on the big screen soon since Ubisoft has announced that they have signed a deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment and New Regency to make a film based on the game. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot announced this at Sony’s Gamescom 2013 conference.
Ubisoft has a movie division as well called Ubisoft Motion Pictures. They will have creative control over the film.
“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,” said Jean-Julien Baronnet, chief executive officer, Ubisoft Motion Pictures.
“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,” Hannah Minghella, president of production for Columbia Pictures, said.
“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.”
This film has good potential since it’s about a hacker who takes revenge on the evil government and… yeah, you know the drill. No release date has been given for the movie yet.