Scribes Chosen for ‘Watch Dogs’ Film Adaptation

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Watch Dogs, the upcoming video game from Ubisoft, is to receive a live-action film adaptation, and two screenwriters have already been chosen. Deadline is reporting that Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, who penned the successful horror-comedy Zombieland, are to adapt the video game for the big screen. Ubisoft is developing the film alongside Sony Pictures and New Regency .

The game follows Aiden Pearce, a hacker who becomes a vigilante in Chicago after a violent family tragedy. While quite adept physically, Pearce uses his hacking ability “to tap into a citywide computer system and control everything from traffic lights to accessing intel that allows him to engage the bad guys, and thwart attempts to kill innocents.”

This marks the third film project to join New Regency and Ubisoft. Assassin’s Creed, set to star Michael Fassbender, and Splinter Cell, to be directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow) and to star Tom Hardy, are also on the way.

After a long development period, Ubisoft has officially confirmed Watch Dogs, the video game, will be available globally on May 27.

For those interested, here’s the official story trailer for the video game. It definitely shows off the game’s big-screen appeal:

Source: Deadline

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