Ubisoft go to the Movies

Video game publishing giant Ubisoft are making the leap from consoles to the silver screen.

The publisher has launched Ubisoft Motion Pictures, with the view of adapting their franchises into films and television shows.

*Insert roaring lion here*

The company’s studio will be based in Paris and will be ran by Jean-Julien Baronnet, the former CEO of Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp. Producer Didier Lupfer will be the head of production and development, and former Disney France executive Jean de Rivieres will oversee marketing and international sales.

So what does this mean for it’s most popular franchises? We have already seen a Prince Of Persia film, which was met with mixed reviews but performed well financially. Personally I would love to see a big screen version of Assassin’s Creed, and Splinter Cell is ready and waiting to be made into a bourne-esque flick. Time will tell, but it looks like we will be seeing more video game adaptations hit our cinema screens in the very near future.

George Clooney as Sam Fisher? FTW or epic fail?

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    • Jessica
    • July 27th, 2011

    Na, not George Clooney! Too soft, it’d need someone who looks a bit more weathered, a young Tom Berenger would have been perfect :-p

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