Watch Dogs Game Trailer Shown, Film Announced
By Zack Wheat on August 21st, 2013 (2 comments)
At Sony's Gamescom conference, Ubisoft showed a new trailer for Watch Dogs and formally announced a partnership with New Regency Productions with the aim of producing a film based upon the game.
If this seems a tad early to you, you're not alone. Though Watch Dogs has quite a lot of hype behind it and has released altogether too many trailers, we're not even certain whether or not we like the characters and universe we're supposed to be excited about seeing adapted.
The people involved seem excited, at least, with Hannah Mingella, president of Production for Columbia Pictures, saying:
"The game has intense action and adventure, but the story focuses on information and the control of information, which we think will lead to an exciting thriller. It has tremendous potential as a motion picture and we're thrilled to have the opportunity to work closely with Ubisoft's internal creative team on the development of the project."
On the glass-half-full side of things, techno-centric action thrillers can be entertaining when one gets past the Hollywood hacking gibberish, and Watch Dogs as a game is certainly grooming itself to have the words "cinematic" or "Hollywood" appear somewhere on the box.
We'll hopefully know more about the film within the next year, and we'll know more about the game once it releases this fall. For now, enjoy the new trailer.
Zack Wheat is a Staff Writer at 4Player who fights the urge every day to make sweeping statements about video games using as many words as possible. He has an unbridled love for anything Metal Gear or Ace Attorney, a fondness for JRPGs, and an embarrassing affection for J-pop. Follow him on Twitter, because he loves you.
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