Ubisoft partners with Sony for Watch Dogs film

Ubisoft partners with Sony for Watch Dogs film
James Batchelor

By James Batchelor

August 20th 2013 at 8:06PM

French publisher's next-gen IP already set for big screen debut

Watch Dogs is the latest Ubisoft franchise to set its sights on Hollywood.

Following the announcements of Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell movies, the publisher has now announced it is working on a movie based on its hotly-anticipated new IP.

The project, announced during Sony's Gamescom 2013 press conference, is a collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment and New Regency.

"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 Ubisoft Motion Pictures' CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet.

“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.”

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