A couple of months ago Ubisoft said that they were going to develop a feature film adaptation of of their incredibly cool-looking video game, Watch Dogs. The game developer has now announced that the movie has landed at Sony Pictures.
The game revolves around a vigilante named Aiden Pearce, "a highly-skilled computer hacker who has access to the CtOS of Chicago through the use of a device called a Profiler, and is obsessed with surveillance, protection and control. People that he loved were afflicted in the past and are being attacked once more, so he has become a vigilante in an attempt to prevent this. His obsession has reached the point where he even monitors his own family, although they are not aware of this. He has been described as in a gray area."
The game itself looks amazing, and I can only imagine that it will make for a fantastically intense movie thriller. It will be interesting to see the kind of talent they bring in to develop the movie. So far Ubisoft has a solid track record of getting big names on board. Some of those other projects include Ghost Recon with Michael Bay, Assassin's Creed with Michael Fassbender, and Splinter Cell with Tom Hardy.
I've included the trailer for the game below, just in case you need a reminder about how good this film project could be.