Ubisoft are branching out with the launch of Ubisoft Motion Pictures, a new division of the company to adapt its games into films and television programmes. Ubisoft already own Montreal-based visual effects house Hybride Technologies who have worked on Sin City, 300 (this is etc), Predators, Avatar, and… wait for it… Snakes on a Plane!
No projects have been announced for the new company but the recent success of the live action Assassin’s Creed: Lineage could be an indicator of things to come. Driver, Rainbow Six and Far Cry are other possible adaptations.
The recent Prince of Persia film was considered by some to be a flop even though it made $330 million at the box office as it cost over $200 million to make.