Ubisoft: Don't Worry, Our Films Based On Games Won't Suck
Yes, it's true. Most movies based on video games aren't very good.
However, Ubisoft vows to generate really top-notch feature films based on their most popular franchises. As posted at the Ubisoft blog, company CEO Yves Guillemot explains that making video game movies successful is all about "control."
"The best way to [make sure a video game movie doesn't fall flat] is to make sure you control what is important in movie creation. It's the scenario and the cast and the director. And if you are capable of negotiating with those guys in the movie production studios, making sure they are on the same page as you, that they understand the IP-- what is strong, what makes it interesting for the gamers--then you can create something that will match people's expectations."
The publisher currently has six movies in the works, and that includes films based on the hugely popular Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed and Far Cry IPs. Ubisoft created a special internal division - Ubisoft Motion Pictures - that is dedicated to making movies and TV shows based on these games, and this gives them control over "key elements" in the film creation process.
Yeah, that's probably the only way you can ensure control: Make it yourself.
7/10/2014 11:44:27 AM Ben Dutka