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Ubisoft Planning Splinter Cell Film
And Assassin's Creed too!

16 May 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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After watching its lucrative properties get snapped up by Hollywood, only to linger in the endless re-spawn limbo of development, game giant Ubisoft is taking matters into its own hands, with the company’s Motion Pictures division working up 3D titles based on the likes of Splinter Cell, Assassin’s Creed and Ghost Recon.

Splinter Cell was picked up years ago, with Peter Berg at one point attached to direct. But since then, very little has been heard of it. The game series follows an elite secret agent battling eevil terrorists and trying to protect his daughter.

Assassin’s Creed, meanwhile, is based around the secret conflict between the Templars and Assassins, who have spread their influence across history. And then there’s Ghost Recon, which finds a team of soldiers utilising high-tech weaponry to fight for world peace.

The film arm of the company was launched in January and now the big bosses are planning to travel to LA next month to start taking meetings with studios and writers’ agents. "We want to keep ownership, retain control over the film content, and we're open to work with studios on the development of our projects, and eventually collaborate on the pre-casting, pre-budget and script,” Jean-Julian Baronnet tells Variety.

The plan is to have a script ready for at least Assassin’s Creed by the end of the year. So the big question now is, who do you want to see tackling these games as movies? Any choices?


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Splinter Cell
Wasn't there a Splinter Cell movie trailer on one of the games (Chaos Theory on the Xbox, I believe)? As a gamer I tend to not watch movies about them as they generally ruin everything about it. The only ones I actually enjoyed were Silent Hill, Mortal Kombat and Hitman, More

Posted by Kezabien at 11:45 on 23 May 2011 | Report This Post

nice idea but still not sure
Regarding Splinter Cell: this could work but it'd be bastard hard because the thrill of the games is largely the stealth which while awesome for a section of the film would drag over a feature length.   Assassin's Creed is frankly awesome and I loved the games but the whole accessing the past through genetic memory bobbins that drives the game's plot would suck donkey balls on screen. Gamers are willing to over look the ridiculousness of it provided, a few minutes later, they can leap More

Posted by dapieman at 14:29 on 16 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: This will be a typical computer game to film fuck up...
L: Porter ...The problem is, producers are always trapped by the need to satisfy gamers with nods to the original product. Story comes a distant second to staging live-action versions of events in the game. Prince of Persia was probably the best live-action adaptation there's been in terms of story and character, but even that was pretty dire. Just write something original, for crying out loud. sp; the problem has been that in the past, video games were pretty much fed through the stu More

Posted by Dan! Dan! Dan! at 13:28 on 16 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Game For Return Of Noir
L: BenTramer There's a new game out soon called L.A. Noire that would make a good movie. Get James Ellroy to do the script. The character on the box cover looks like Christian Bale. ou've kind of missed the whole point of LA Noire. It's a game that's meant to bridge the gap between movies and videogames. Making a movie of it would devalue the game. When these Ubisoft movies come out, I don't want them to be cinematic versions of the games. I don't want to hear about Sam Fisher or D More

Posted by Mario Vito at 08:14 on 16 May 2011 | Report This Post

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