Ubisoft Motion Pictures announced today that it's developing 3D features films based on some of their top video game franchises - Assassin's Creed, Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon.
The film division was launched in January and is headed by former EuropaCorp CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet, along with Didier Lupfer, senior VP of production and development, and Jean de Rivieres, senior VP of international marketing and distribution. They will begin pitching their ideas to studios in June and are hoping to have scripts written by the end of the year.
Assassin's Creed is an epic adventure that "turns on the conflict between Templars and Assassins, two secret orgs with different ideologies who have influenced, according to the game, most major historical events." Splinter Cell is an action drama in the vein of The Bourne Identity, it follows "an elite secret agent fighting world terrorism and struggling to protect his daughter."Ghost Recon, "a tech-driven war actioner set in the near future, follows a secret, elite team of soldiers fighting for world peace with cutting-edge military technology."Assassin's Creed, Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon are Ubisoft's hottest game franchises. They have sold 28 million, 22 million and 17 million units worldwide, respectively.
Videogames that have been made into feature films have not faired too well aside from the Resident Evil franchise. Prince of Persia was really bad recently, so this news worries me. Plus they are planned to be in 3D. What are your thoughts on this news? Do you think these games have what it takes to become hit movies?