Hows the saying go “Rockstars want to be movie stars and movie stars want to be rockstars”? I guess the same goes for video game publishers and Hollywood.
The popular video game publisher Ubisoft has launched a new film division called Ubisoft Motion Pictures. The goal of which is to make feature films and TV series from their popular game franchises. Like Assassins Creed, Red Steel, Prince of Persia, Tom Clancy’s video game franchise and more.
According to Variety, the Paris-based film division will be headed by former CEO of Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp., Jean-Julien Baronnet. Gallic producer Didier Lupfer (Gainsbourg) is in charge of production and development, while former topper of distribution at Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures France, Jean de Rivieres will handles marketing and international sales.
How are video game movies like a butt hole? They’re both ugly, dirty and they both stink. However, the endless collection of shitty (sticking with the butthole theme) video game movies is Hollywoods fault. They just want to make a quick buck off a recognized brand. They care not to make quality movie that honors the source material. Which is insulting, because there’s often good material to work with. I guess you could blame the publishers too for selling their rights away to the devil, but hey you gotta do everything to sell some games, right?
I gotta say that I am excited about this Ubisoft movie news. Their attempting to take control over their products and ensure that film and TV adaptations don’t get fucked with. Good for them. I always thought that a good game developer like Ubisoft , who put a lot of work into creating masterful titles that are cinematic and compelling, should be in charge of any and all live-action adaptations. They make a film quality type game, why couldn’t they do a full on movie?