Watch Dogs, Far Cry, Rabbids movies on the way

Ubisoft's film division lines up feature films based on three more of its major franchises; company now producing six total films.

Ubisoft Motion Pictures is currently working on movies based on the Watch Dogs, Far Cry, and Rabbids franchises, according to a new report from Hollywood news site Variety.

The company now has six movies in the pipeline, and these new projects join the previously announced Assassin's Creed, Splinter Cell, and Ghost Recon movies.

Similar to its other upcoming films, for Watch Dogs, Far Cry, and Rabbids, Ubisoft will retain creative control of the projects as they become full-length feature films.

With such a structure in place, "no one can tell us you have to do the movie a certain way," Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet told the site.

The Rabbids movie will be a live-action project featuring the bunnies as computer-generated characters similar to how The Smurfs is presented. No further information about the Watch Dogs or Far Cry films was made available.

Baronnet made clear that the upcoming films will stand on their own, not borrowing any plot from past games beyond general universe and character details.

"These are not adaptations," Baronnet said. "We will create a brand new story. Always."

Variety also reports that Ubisoft is in talks with Raiders of the Lost Ark and Back to the Future veteran Frank Marshall and The Town producer Basil Iwanyk to produce the Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell films, respectively.

Earlier this week, Ubisoft announced that Transformers and The Island director Michael Bay will collaborate on the Ghost Recon movie.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

Here's hoping  for a good film, but after playing long games, I have resigned myself to the fact that movies will never be able to compete with games in the time spent with the characters.  A mini-series could work out because you have time to explore lots of intricate stories paths for a fair amount of time, but in a movie you have to start the story, make the player care about the characters, develop the characters and establish villains and plots and bring them to a climax and conclusion in 2-2.5 hours.  Few movies can do that, but I hope that one of these can.


I am in favor of Assassin's Creed series, not movie.  There is so much to explore that a series would be far better than a one-shot movie.

Reuwsaat
Reuwsaat

How many movies should be out already? Still waiting to see a single game-movie after Prince of Persia.

lilj2626
lilj2626

watch dogs looks like a movie im sho it Plays like it 2

lilj2626
lilj2626

6 flix???so we talkn Cartoon movies or Live Real Movies

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

Nice article GS.... I like the way that nobody has the balls to mention the Owe Boll version of "Far Cry".


EDIT: Sorry Grenadeh, I didn't see your post there.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

Didn't uwe boll already make a god awful Far Cry movie?

DrakeJakCrash
DrakeJakCrash

Screw Rabbids 

Rayman cgi movie and cartoon series

Of course they need plot and dialogue too


realguitarhero5
realguitarhero5

So they are planning a movie for a game that isnt even out yet?

edinko
edinko

Videogame movies are portably the worst type of movies imaginable. You can expect unwatchable junk no matter how good the game is it is based on. Just when I think about alone in the dark or the doom movie makes me sick

Foppe
Foppe

They should have made one movie feturing Watch Dogs, Far Cry and Rabbids instead.

blackothh
blackothh

your wasting money in my opinion.

macaque12
macaque12

What's the point of having a game movie that not even the characters are there?  I know it's not possible to put the whole story line in it, but there are those keys moments that made us look to the movie and have that big grin, that should be there. I think they have they right intend, but should reconsider about getting more than general universe and character details from the games

PrplMnkyDshwsr7
PrplMnkyDshwsr7

watch dog style movie could be good...far cry not so much...if heres a tip far cry casting director, leave out Til Schweiger.

Valen_Ca
Valen_Ca

A live action Rabbid movie? That could be, uh, interesting.

lilrobda1
lilrobda1

Tom Cruise will be in Watch Dogs.

PandaTrueno86
PandaTrueno86

No matter how awful a Far Cry movie would turn out, it'll be Oscar winning material compared to Uwe Boll's film...

sensei_hEnRY
sensei_hEnRY

it's disappointing that the movies will have its own storyline, because in that case we won't be able to see Michael Mando as Vaas on Far Cry movie.

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

And M. Night Shyamalan will be directing all of them.  Help us.

TrueGB
TrueGB

I wonder where they're getting the money to produce these films. If they had produced one film and it was a blockbuster and then lined up a bunch of projects I'd be like "okay, that makes sense".

*Ah, there was a Far Cry film...and Uwe Boll made it. I don't even have to check to know it sucked, am I right?

knyght1008
knyght1008

They need to release a Watch Dogs movie first, because there's not enough people paranoid about the X1 mandatory Kinect :D

mr_azim
mr_azim

Uwe Boll to direct???? lolz

3k3
3k3

its cool that there doing this, but I'd like them to release a movie before planning any more.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

Watch Dogs was screaming  to be made into a film.. And I wouldn't mind seeing Far Cry 3 adapted directly into a film.. There's nothing wrong with using existing material when the material was as good as FC3

Chui_GamingX
Chui_GamingX

Another Far Cry from Uwe Boll :D Yeees this will be definitley a MASTERPIECE !!!

ck10304
ck10304

I feel 4 out of the 6 won't actually make it to theaters

Subaru1980
Subaru1980

Far Cry again? I am hardcore gamer and I like movies as well. BUT never been fan of mixing the world. Excluding one title "Silent Hill", a brilliant one, all the others are BIG fails. Incuding Far Cry the movie, an insult.

deliman
deliman

So that should even out to around 6 hours of worthless garbage.

Glitchhawk
Glitchhawk

its good they arent porting them to movies. then we won't compare them as harshly.

Yatsukiii
Yatsukiii

Person of Interest came out a long time ago.............

not_wanted
not_wanted

"Ubisoft will retain creative control of the projects"   Like they did with Far Cry? :D

DrKill09
DrKill09

A good Far Cry movie this time?

Hobbes444
Hobbes444

@not_wanted  

Hehe. I dont know if we mean the same thing but Crytek developed the first Far Cry then Ubisoft Montreal (i think) took over