Ubisoft launches their own movie studio

Ubisoft launches their own movie studio
Variety says that videogame publisher Ubisoft has launched their own movie studio, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, in an effort to adapt their own game franchises for the big screen.

The company says the film division will be headed by Jean-Julien Baronnet, the former CEO of Luc Besson's EuropaCorp.



Producer Didier Lupfer will lead production and development and Jean de Rivieres, an ex-distribution boss at Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures France will be in charge of marketing and international sales.

Ubisoft has a number of properties that could easily be adapted for the big screen, including "Assassin's Creed" and "Splinter Cell." Their "Prince of Persia" franchise was made into a movie last year and grossed $335 million despite mediocre reviews.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 2 May 2011 14:15
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  • 8 comments
  • Clam_Up

    Congrats UBISoft!

    This must mean that they've finally perfected their new theater seats. You know, the ones that have butt sensors that force you to stay in your seat for the duration of the movie. If you get up for any reason, or even if you reposition yourself carelessly, you're escorted out of the building even if you can prove you bought a ticket. If you do provide proof, you get to wait until the next showing and start watching all over again.

    2.5.2011 16:07 #1

  • DVDBack23

    Originally posted by Clam_Up: Congrats UBISoft!

    This must mean that they've finally perfected their new theater seats. You know, the ones that have butt sensors that force you to stay in your seat for the duration of the movie. If you get up for any reason, or even if you reposition yourself carelessly, you're escorted out of the building even if you can prove you bought a ticket. If you do provide proof, you get to wait until the next showing and start watching all over again.
    LMAO, well done.

    2.5.2011 16:34 #2

  • pcrazy99

    This shouldn't last very long. The quality with video games to movies isn't very good.

    2.5.2011 18:50 #3

  • Jemborg

    Prince of Persia was such an utter disappointment.

    Perhaps they should get Uwe Boll to direct the next one. :)

    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


    3.5.2011 07:06 #4

  • DXR88

    good maybe they'll let the pro's handle game development.

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    3.5.2011 19:00 #5

  • DarthMopar

    Originally posted by Jemborg: Prince of Persia was such an utter disappointment.

    Perhaps they should get Uwe Boll to direct the next one. :)
    Please don't allow him anywhere near another video game franchise!

    4.5.2011 04:58 #6

  • Mez

    Oh yes we can't compete in our own market so we with go into another business.

    6.5.2011 09:16 #7

  • editmon

    Hmmm ... I wonder if this will require a constant online connection complete with DRM and frequent sever failures ... at out expense of course.

    6.5.2011 11:55 #8

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