The Future of Star Wars

Earlier this week, Lucasfilm Games was announced as the overall new identity for all gaming titles from Lucasfilm, and they followed it up with the big announcement of a new Indiana Jones video game. But Lucasfilm Games will also help expand the roster of Star Wars titles with the announcement of a new story-driven, open-world game from Massive Entertainment, the Sweden-based game studio that falls under Ubisoft, creators of video game franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs, Far CryGhost Recon, and The Division. Read More »

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Audiences won’t be saying “I see you” to Ubisoft’s new Avatar video game until sometime in 2022.

Back in 2017, the video game giant announced that a brand new Avatar game was in the works courtesy of Massive Entertainment, the same company that made games like The Division, Far Cry 3, and South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Things have been quiet for years when it comes to status updates about the new project, but on a recent earnings call, Ubisoft revealed that the new Avatar game won’t be coming out as quickly as expected. Read More »

Beyond Good and Evil movie

After directing last year’s Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie, director Rob Letterman is sticking in the world of video games for his next film.

A new report says Letterman will direct a Beyond Good and Evil movie for Netflix, which is based on Ubisoft’s 2003 video game that’s built a small cult following since its release.

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Werewolves Within movie

If you’ve participated in a board game night over the past few years, you’ve probably played your fair share of Werewolf, a hidden role party game in which each player is secretly assigned a role – either a werewolf or a villager. As night falls in the game, the werewolves murder the residents of an old village called Gallowston, and when the villagers wake up, they must identify the werewolves among them before they’ve all been wiped out.

The concept was adapted into a virtual reality game called Werewolves Within a few years ago, and Ubisoft has announced that a Werewolves Within movie is currently in development.
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Nobody outside of Netflix knows exactly how many people watch anything on everyone’s default streaming service, but the numbers are high enough for everyone involved to keep investing in original shows and movies. They’re also large enough to attract major talents. Netflix is responsible for an upcoming Will Smith movie. A Will Smith movie!

Which brings us to today’s little morsel of news: Ubisoft, the video game publisher responsible for its fair share of popular titles, is looking to get into the Netflix business. With a Ubisoft Netflix tv series possibly in the works, which video game property might they be looking at for a small screen tv show?

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Among the many films that game publisher UbiSoft has developed from its own internal properties is Ghost Recon, based on concepts from Tom Clancy novels. The games feature an elite, ultra-high tech US military force. The film rights are at Warner Bros., with Michael Bay developing and producing. And now the Y: The Last Man and Human Target writers Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia have been hired to knock the concept of the military unit into shape for a film. Read More »

Watch Dogs

One of the most anticipated games on a next generation console is now a step closer to the big screen. Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs, which follows a man around Chicago with the ability to hack into anything, is being developed into a feature film by Sony Pictures and New Regency. The company announced the news at their Tuesday press conference about the November 15 release of the PlayStation 4.

Ubisoft had previously revealed they wanted to turn the property into a film, but Sony and New Regency’s involvement vaults the film ahead of other games like Far Cry and Rabbids.

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A while ago the video game company Ubisoft made a big move: it decided to develop its own game properties as films. The idea is that Ubi can come up with better movies based on its own games than external producers could; that’s untested as yet, but the early results are impressive. They’re still partnering with outside entities to actually get the films made, but the development effort is being spearheaded by Ubi.

And so we have the Michael Fassbender-produced Assassin’s Creed film in the works, and a Splinter Cell movie potentially starring Tom Hardy. Both are produced by New Regency, with Fox set to release Assassin’s Creed on Memorial Day 2015. Now Michael Bay and his company Platinum Dunes have come on board to develop a film based on the near-future warfare series Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon with Warner Bros. It’s Bay’s first project with WB, and potentially a movie he will direct. Read More »

The Assassin’s Creed adaptation suddenly got a lot more interesting when Michael Fassbender was cast as the lead, and now it’s adding some intriguing talent behind the scenes as well. New Regency and Ubisoft have hired Michael Lesslie to pen the screenplay. If Lesslie’s name doesn’t seem familiar, that’s probably because he’s relatively unknown as a screenwriter. Instead, the 20something up-and-comer has gained acclaim as a writer of plays and the occasional short film.

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UbiSoft is leading a change in the video game industry when it comes to crafting film adaptations of games. The company has taken the reins of its own licenses and is actively developing several features with deals that attract top talent. Michael Fassbender is producing and starring in Assassin’s Creed, and Tom Hardy was recently attached to a film based on Ubi’s Splinter Cell series.

Now Ubi is developing a film based on the Ghost Recon game series, a set of tactical military shooters that is another one of the company’s Tom Clancy-branded franchises. And for the kids (or anyone who wants a little lunacy) the company is also working on an animated TV series based on the series of games that began with Rayman Raving Rabbids in 2006. Read More »