It's about time! I'm sure video-game fans have longed the Paris-based Ubisoft company to launch big screen adaptations for some of their most popular video-game franchises.
Now according to an exclusive report by Variety, Ubisoft will be developing 3D features for ASSASSIN'S CREED, SPLINTER CELL and GHOST RECON.
ASSASSIN'S CREED is an epic action-adventure which revolves around the conflict between Templars and Assassins, two secret organizations with different ideologies who have influenced, according to the game, most major historical events.
SPLINTER CELL, which was previously rumored to be helmed by Peter Berg (HANCOCK) a few years back, is an action drama in the vein of THE BOURNE IDENTITY (2002). The story is about an elite secret agent fighting against world terrorism and struggling to protect his daughter.
GHOST RECON is a technology-driven war action epic set in the near future, which follows a secret, elite team of soldiers fighting for world peace with state-of-the-art military technology.
Ubisoft Motion Pictures, the division headed by former EuropaCorp CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet said they have been working with the games' producers and Ubisoft's marketing team to identify the DNA of each game and come up with storylines that have consistent values.
ASSASSIN'S CREED, SPLINTER CELL, and GHOST RECON are Ubisoft's best-selling video-game franchises which have sold 28 million, 22 million and 17 million units worldwide, respectively.
Here is what Baronnet have to say about these potential movie adaptations.
"We want to keep ownership, retain control over the film content, and we're open to work with studios on the development of our projects, and eventually collaborate on the pre-casting, pre-budget and script."
Ubisoft is hoping that the script will be ready by the end of the year.