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Ubisoft Launches Movie, TV Division

Hey, who wants more movies based on video games?

As Variety reports, Ubisoft will launch Ubisoft Motion Pictures "to adapt its game franchises into films and TV skeins." The new film division will be headed up by Jean-Julien Baronnet, former CEO of Luc Besson's EuropaCorp, and his team will be tasked with making new entertainment offerings based on games from the Assassin's Creed, Splinter Cell and Prince of Persia franchises. No titles have been announced just yet, but you can bet they'll probably be related to at least one of those three major names in gaming. For the record, we've already seen one film adaptation of Prince of Persia; the Jerry Bruckheimer blockbuster starring Jake Gyllenhaal grossed $335 million worldwide.

Oh, and don't forget that Ubisoft Digital Arts, which launched in 2007, created those unbelievable 3D visuals we saw in "Avatar."

Tags: ubisoft, ubisoft movies, ubisoft motion pictures

5/2/2011 8:54:50 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (21 posts)

Kiryu
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 9:26:07 PM
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Does anybody know what happened to the God Of War Movie?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 10:17:54 PM

Kratos killed the producers.

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main_event05
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 12:05:47 AM

I like where his heart is but he can't just kill EVERYONE. World I think you should have a talk with him.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 7:36:12 AM

It wasn't his fault, he ate a lot of sugar that day.

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Lairfan
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 9:57:13 PM
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Hmm...so that's why they were asking all those AC movie questions in the survey a while back. Well, as long as the "products" this new division makes are good, I'll be happy. Of course, history is against them on the video game movie side of things, but still.

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kraygen
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 10:13:37 PM
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I see this burning like a lava pit. Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.

I'm not fond of most of their games so I don't have much faith in their movie making skills.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 10:19:53 PM
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Hey guys, be more optimistic. If somebody IS gonna handle game to movie adaptations shouldn't it be the friggin game companies?

Nobody else has the slightest idea how to do it, so maybe this is a good idea. It'll probably get off to a rocky start but movies are kind of a dying medium lately. They need help from intelligent folks.

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kraygen
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 11:20:14 PM

I will give you that. If anyone is going to do the adaptations it should be the game company. Being optimistic seems a little too optimistic though. lol

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main_event05
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 12:07:24 AM

Thats what I've been saying for the last 500 years. Look what Marvel Studios did for superhero movies (up for debate). This is nothing but a positive to me.

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kraygen
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 1:02:00 AM

I wouldn't really consider it much of a debate personally. The comic movies actually made by marvel are leaps and bounds above what had been done previously.

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 1:40:51 AM

My thoughts exactly World. If anyone can do justice to these IPs, it is a splinter group of the company that originally made them.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 7:24:04 AM

Having the game companies making a movie makes just as much sense as having a movie company making a game.

It's not even comparable to having a comics company (Marvel) doing a movie.

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main_event05
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 12:12:57 PM

actually what I would like to see is more than just Ubisoft doing this. it'd be better if it were just one collective studio that handled the games, they should also have a strong security force to keep out Anderson and Boll.

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Nlayer
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 11:19:02 PM
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I'm very optimistic about this. I love game to movie adaptions. I know most dislike them, but I enjoy them. If Ubisoft is the one in charge, maybe everyone will love them too! :D

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Alienange
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 11:20:32 PM
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I have no problem with this. Ubisoft games are practically movie-like already. Just get the right actors. Hell, get us some fresh talent. You know they're out there.

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BIGRED15
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 12:27:59 AM
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@World. Absolutely.
If a game to movie adaptation is going to be built it might as well come straight from the people who created the ideas in the first place. IMO I think this is a great idea because now a third party cant just step in, take over and make a mere spin off, causing uproar with the fanbase the games originally built. Good videogame movies will only start appearing if they stay true to the story. Ubisoft games making Ubisoft movies, makes a lot of sense. Now if ND would just follow suit, we could say night night to the crap adaptation Orussell has planned for the so called "Uncharted movie"

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 1:44:53 AM
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The only potential problem that I see with this is that it will simply be rehashing the games, and while that may not seem to be such a terrible idea, I'd much rather see the same set of characters placed into a new plot, like the Uncharted and Resistance novels, or take the route of the AC comic book and give an entirely new character the same premise. It would expand the mythos without necessarily gaining the ire of fans, because that way the production company can't bastardise the original property by leaving only the most superifical of similarities.

Of course, that all hedges on it being made clear to the game's audience that it is a spin-off rather than an adaption, but there should be no problem of that, right?
Peace.

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___________
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 4:46:50 AM
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oh god ubisoft havent you sold out your series enough already?

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GuyverLT
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 10:41:08 AM
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I really would like to start seeing some NEW actors cause I'm getting a bit tired of seeing same people in just about every damn movie that comes out. There are talented people out why is Hollywood not willing to give them a chance to show it is beyond me.

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AugustoDeItalia
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 4:07:36 PM
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splinter cell would be nice, i dont know if assassin's creed would make a good blockbuster tough... it would need some great actors who can actually do the running and chase scenes, im just not sure about it, i really loved that game but, i dont think i would like the movie adaptation

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Neurotoxiny
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 7:02:00 PM
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I have faith in Ubisoft... after all, the Prince of Persia had some pretty great parkour (I'm a traceur myself :P) and the Assassin's Creed comics were simply exhilarating (I think the last one got a 9/10 on IGN)...

So if there's a game company that could pull this off... it's Ubisoft ;)

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