Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Ubisoft Opening Movie Studio

To expand their catalog of game franchises, Ubisoft has announced that they will be opening an in-house movie studio. With Prince of Persia being sold off to Jerry Bruckheimer and grossing over $300 million world-wide, Ubisoft wants to keep the titles within their family. It also means that they have better creative control of their products. For example, the Uncharted movie where the only relation to the game will be the title character's name.

The division will be headed by Jean-Julien Baronnet, former head of Jean-Luc Besson's EuropaCorp. Jean-Luc wrote and directed The 5th Element. Didier Lupfer, Gainsborough. will be heading production and an ex Disney employee for marketing and international sales. So maybe with the catalog of games in Ubisoft's arsenal, we might see a decent game movie in this decade. Or a really bad Raving Rabbids movie.

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