Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs the latest game series to get the movie treatment

Watch Dogs Movie in Development with Sophie Wilde in Talks to Star

Ubisoft’s open-world sci-fi hacker series, Watch Dogs, is reportedly set to receive a live-action movie adaptation. According to Deadline, Talk to Me actor Sophie Wilde is currently in negotiations to take on a starring role in the film.

The movie adaptation of Watch Dogs will be directed by Mathieu Turi, known for his work on the television adaptation of A Plague Tale, with a screenplay by Christie LeBlanc, the writer behind Netflix’s 2021 French sci-fi thriller, Oxygen.

New Regency Productions is handling the development of the Watch Dogs movie. While details are scarce at the moment, the film is said to be “set within the universe of Ubisoft’s” series, as per Deadline’s report.

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Watch Dogs Franchise and Future Adaptations

Watch Dogs may come as an unconventional choice for a movie adaptation, given the series’ mixed reception and lack of a distinct personality. The most recent installment, Watch Dogs: Legion, released in 2022, was criticized by Eurogamer as a “bleak and buggy retread” that lacked depth and engaging characters.

However, Ubisoft has a slew of other adaptations in the works. Netflix is actively working on a live-action Assassin’s Creed series, a film adaptation of Tom Clancy’s The Division, and animated versions of Splinter Cell and Far Cry. Additionally, the streaming platform has confirmed a second season of Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix, a unique blend of various Ubisoft properties set in an alternate universe.