Watch Dogs 2 publisher Ubisoft has a large portfolio of games that could easily make the transition to film and television, and the France-based company is actively pursuing some of the world’s largest production houses.
With a Prince Of Persia film having already done the rounds and Assassin’s Creed set to hit theatres this December, Ubisoft is turning to television as its next big move.
Reuters reports that Ubisoft is in talks with US-based streaming giant Netflix to produce a series for the platform. Netflix is no stranger to series’ based on video games, having produced the Skylanders Academy series for Activision, which debuted last month.
Ubisoft also has experience in television, having created Ubisoft Motion Pictures back in 2011. Rabbids Invasion, based on the Raving Rabbids series, premiered in 2013 and is currently airing its third season.
Its next series could be something a little more mature. Assassin’s Creed is probably off the table seeing as though a series of films is being planed. Splinter Cell, Far Cry, Ghost Recon, and Watch Dogs are also reportedly getting the film treatment, while a film based The Division has been heavily rumoured to be close to development.
There’s actually a Far Cry movie, which was developed by the infamous Uwe Boll. It was released back in 2008, and despite its poster sharing similarities with the video game cover for the original game — which launched in 2004 — the film has almost nothing else in common with the series. There are reports that Boll bought the license to make the film before the first Far Cry game was even released. Check out the ridiculous trailer for it below.
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