Rumor: Activision Forming Movie Studio Division

Activision movie studio

Looks like Activision likes the way Ubisoft is doing business.

Not in the video game space; there, Activision has Ubi beat. But when it comes to creating movies based on original game titles, Ubi seems like it has a good thing going. The company started handling development of game to film projects via an internal division, and that led to projects such as Assassin’s Creed with Michael Fassbender and Splinter Cell with Tom Hardy, among others. (Well, it’s led to the possibility of those projects. We haven’t seen the films yet, and there’s no guarantee they’ll be good.)

Now there’s a report saying that Acitivision is in the early stages of creating its own internal film development studio. Read More »

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That may be changing, however. According to one source, Marvel Studios doesn’t want to do origin stories anymore and Doctor Strange, directed by Scott Derrickson, won’t be one. Read More »

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