If you’re Mark Kermode, you might want to look away now.
The renowned film critic’s scepticism of 3D is matched by many other gripes, including video game adaptations, and there’s about to be a double whammy for those of a similar inclination.
Along with Ghost Recon, both Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell are set to be adapted for the big screen by Ubisoft Motion Pictures (UMP), the film arm of Ubisoft who create the games.
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All three films will be in 3D, which will compliment what will no doubt be a trilogy of action packed films that will have critics eyebrows raised, and gamers queuing at the box office.
The senior Vice President of international marketing and distribution at UMP, Jean De Rivieres, spoke about the move into celluloid:
“Our strategy is not to diversify but to bolster the appeal of our franchises, that’s why we want to make sure our films will reflect the brands accurately and consolidate our fan base while expanding beyond the games’ primary target audience.”
The scripts have not yet been completed, and it is understood that UMP will be meeting with Hollywood studios come the end of the year.
Assassin’s Creed may prove an interesting one, given that the game is set in renaissance Italy, but with an element of time travel involved, it may also prove the stand out candidate for adaptation.
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