Sony Pictures is moving forward with their big screen adaptation of Ubisofts upcoming video game Watch Dogs. The studio has hired Zombieland scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese to help in the process of bringing the game to life on the big screen.
The story focuses on a character named Aiden Pearce, "a hacker who turns the city of Chicago into his personal stomping grounds to carry out his own brand of justice after a violent family tragedy. He is certainly adept physically, but his true gift is his ability to tap into a citywide computer system and control everything from traffic lights to accessing intel that allows him to engage the bad guys, and thwart attempts to kill innocents."
The video game looks pretty freakin' cool, and it has the potential to be an amazing film. Wernick and Reese are both talented writers, so I think the script is in good hands. For those of you who aren't familiar with the game, I've included one of the trailers for you to watch below.
Wernick and Rheese are currently developing a film called Epsilon for Sony, and Greg Berlanti to direct. They've also wrote that amazing Deadpool script that FOX will never turn into a movie.