Video game publisher/developer Ubisoft launched a film division last year (titled Ubisoft Motion Pictures), tasked with overseeing the adaptation of its most well-renowned series into feature-length films.
The goal (in essence) is to replicate the successful production model used by Marvel Studios with its comic book properties – resulting in film adaptations that satisfy the fiercely loyal fanbase, which is generally a difficult demographic to please. Furthermore, Ubisoft hopes to shatter the stereotype that movies based on video games… well, simply cannot be good, even on the occasions where they perform well at the box office (see: the Resident Evil series).
Progress is currently being made on a (3D?) feature based on Ubisoft’s extremely popular Splinter Cell franchise (a.k.a. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell). The latest report from Deadline indicates that Paramount …
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