French-based game developer Ubisoft, through their newly formed Ubisoft Motion Pictures, has announced that they plan on developing 3D feature films based on some of their popular titles, including “Assassin’s Creed,” “Splinter Cell” and “Ghost Recon.”
The newly formed division’s Jean de Rivieres tells Variety that the company is currently in the process of trying to “identify the DNA of each game and come up with storylines that are consistent.”
More about the three games being developed into their own separate movie franchises:
“Splinter Cell” turns on 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” 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.
All three titles are bestsellers for Unisoft, having sold 28 million (“Assassins Creed”), 22 million (“Splinter Cell”) and 17 million (“Ghost Recon”) units worldwide.
The company is promising scripts for the three properties by the end of this year.