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Watch Dogs movie announced

On August 20, 2013 by Aaron Meehan

Ubisoft has announced that the upcoming open world game, Watch Dogs will be turned into a movie called Watch Dogs. The movie will see Ubisoft Motion Pictures collaborate with Sony Pictures Entertainment and New Regency.

The Watch Dogs movie project will be overseen at Ubisoft by Ubisoft Motion Pictures. At Columbia, Minghella and Sam Dickerman will oversee development while Alexandra Milchan and Andrew Calof will work on the forthcoming film for New Regency (Roswell, The Sentinel). This is not the first time Ubisoft has teamed up with New Regency the two companies are already working together to created an Assassin’s Creed movie.

“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 Jean-Julien Baronnet, chief executive officer, Ubisoft Motion Pictures. “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.”

Commenting on the announcement, Hannah Minghella, president of Production for Columbia Pictures, said, “The themes and open gameplay of ‘Watch Dogs’ lends itself perfectly to the big screen. The game has intense action and adventure, but the story focuses on information and the control of information, which we think will lead to an exciting thriller. It has tremendous potential as a motion picture and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to work closely with Ubisoft’s internal creative team on the development of the project.”

Description of Watch Dogs (game):

Watch Dogs centres on Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker bent on revenge and inflicting his own brand of justice after a violent family tragedy. Using all of his skills, Pearce hacks into Chicago’s Central Operating System (ctOS), which controls the city’s infrastructure, including security cameras, traffic lights, and public transportation, as well as databases containing key information on the city’s residents.

It is unsure at this time how close the Watch Dogs movie will follow the video game story.

There is no further information available regarding the Watch Dogs movie.

Watch Dogs (game) will be available on November 22, 2013 for PlayStation 3, PC, Wii U and Xbox 360. The game will also be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at a later date.

Author: Aaron Meehan

Hi, I’m the creator of SG Gaming Info. When I’m not working on my writing or creating content for this site’s YouTube channel, I like to relax and enjoy character driven story games.


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