Last year, it was announced that Ubisoft Motion Pictures has partnered with Sony Pictures and New Regency Enterprises to develop a Watch Dogs movie: New Regency Enterprises has also partnered with Ubisoft for the Splinter Cell and Assassin’s Creed adaptations. But since then, the game’s delayed release date has taken precedence in the news. But with the impending release of Watch Dogs on May 27, it is not surprising that Ubisoft decided to release more information about the eventual movie.
And it seems that Ubisoft has a knack for getting talented writers; after getting an Oscar nominated screenwriter for Splinter Cell, it has been announced that Paul Wenick and Rhett Reese have been hired to pen the Watch Dogs Movie. The two writers are most notable from their work on 2009s Zombieland and 2013s G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Though the latter was critically lambasted, the pair has been amazing at mixing humor and serious situations, which is why I hope their version of Deadpool gets made. The duo was likely hired because they recently sold a spec script, Epsilon, to Sony Pictures.
And for all who do not know, Watch Dogs is the story of hacker Aiden Pearce; a man who uses his hacking skills to dole out vigilante justice after a tragic family incident. Besides the writers, little is known about the big screen adaptation; but as Ubisoft has shown, the company will take its time to develop their future projects. Again, the video game is set for release on May 27 for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, and PC: the Wii U version is set to be released at a later date.
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