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Ubisoft launches studio to make its games into movies, TV shows

By Emil ยท 28 replies
May 3, 2011
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  1. ElShotte

    ElShotte TS Booster Posts: 163

    I'd love to see a Splinter Cell movie adaptation that hopefully wouldn't suck. But honestly, I haven't seen The Sands of Time yet... but then again, I never liked Prince of Persia for some weird reason.
  2. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,446   +349

    I could see Spinter Cell or Assassin's Creed made into movies easily, especially considering recent events.
  3. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    They should hire Uwe Boll for some real video game to movie success ;-) .

    Pretty sure bad controls & gameplay had a larger impact than timing.
  4. Splinter Cell movie based off the first or combo of the first+second games would be wicked.
  5. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,946   +200

    I had no idea that the movie Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was based off a video game.
    It is by far the best film based of a video game I have seen. (Never played the game tho)

    Maybe not ranking amongst the best movies but for sure a recommended watch, and very entertaining IMO...
  6. Screw Splinter Cell, I'd want a 'Beyond Good and Evil' film!

  7. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 2,146   +1,223

    Am I the only one who thinks this is a bad Idea, remember Doom? We have a hard enough time coming up with good ideas, last thing we need is to spend energy on turning the bad ones into movies. What ever story it is, it should stick to it's original medium.
  8. YES!!

    I vote Beyond Good and Evil too!!
  9. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,446   +349

    Doom was destroyed my hollywood; it could have been so much better, but it probably would have still sucked. =p
  10. Raswan

    Raswan TS Enthusiast Posts: 279

    Speak for yourself. I'll watch The Rock tear it up Doom-style every day of the week. Plus, it made almost 82 million.

    The fact that it was poorly directed and the acting sucked balls doesn't mean they should stop trying :)
  11. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    Will it require you to stay connected to the internet to watch the movie?
  12. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,119   +121

    Let's hope that Uwe Boll doesn't get his hands on any of the scripts. He has a knack for destroying game based movies. Remember Far Cry?
  13. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 2,146   +1,223

  14. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 599   +56

    I'd definitely go see a Splinter Cell or Assasin's Creed movie, even though I've never played either.

    I actually think that it would be better for the movies. Who better to make a game-based movie than the very same people who made the games? I think gamers would be happier to see a true-to-story movie than some bastardized version bearing no resemblance to the game and its universe ala Doom.

    However, I could see the quality of the game stories go down as they run out of ideas to share with or differentiate from each other.

    But having said all of that, just imagine this:

    Valve Motion Pictures Presents:

    That's right. I heard your nerdgasm.
  15. Would love to see a movie of Assassin's Creed, you got some sci fi mixed with action and a very interesting story! it has the componets of a really good movie and also sequels.
  16. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    I actually think that a videogame based series put out on HBO might have a much better shot at success in terms of quality and reception. Movies try to cram too much into too little, and often rely on CGI and action to the detriment of the plot.

    A 15 episode season dealing with Assassin's Creed would allow you to delve into character development and plot arcs much more effectively than a 90 minute film. And with such a franchise, you basically can set it in any time period and location, giving it a very long shelf life and allow for multiple seasons.
  17. Trainass

    Trainass TS Rookie

    Damnit, I just put on these pants!
  18. herpaderp

    herpaderp TS Booster Posts: 154

    I'd love a Splinter Cell movie, but I just can't imagine who'd they use for it. Michael Ironside's voice is 90% of what makes Sam Fisher so badass, but the man is getting old, and he doesn't quite look like his game character....

    Anyways, I can't believe no one's mentioned it yet, but a Crysis movie or show? :O
    Edit: Whoops, nvm, I forgot who the franchise belongs to..
  19. Rasta211

    Rasta211 TS Booster Posts: 214   +32

    I want to see a "Half-Life" movie.
  20. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    I would like to see a movie based on Ghost Recon. Isn't that franchise still with Ubisoft ? They had this kickass live action trailer for the new Ghost Recon game sometime last year but sadly no more updates on when the game is supposed to be released. :(
  21. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Posts: 789   +16

    I wonder if they're going to make one for Cold Fear.. :)
  22. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 428   +44

    F all those games. I want to see Mass Effect on the silver screen!
  23. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 428   +44

    it basically is a movie anyway - just look at the cast ;)
  24. T77

    T77 TS Enthusiast Posts: 300   +6

    Yes sure, movie adaptations of popular and best-selling games would be a very good idea and would most certainly translate into a profitable venture.

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