Watch Dogs Movie Ubisoft Filming

Watch Dogs Movie Has Officially Kicked Off Filming

More than a decade after it was initially announced, Ubisoft is moving ahead with the Watch Dogs movie which adapts the company’s popular gaming IP of the same name. Why it took so long to move forward is anyone’s guess, though Ubisoft seems to have some faith in the continued popularity of Watch Dogs as a movie adaptation is finally in production.

The news was shared through Ubisoft’s official Twitter/X account where the company posted the first behind-the-scenes look at the Watch Dogs movie. It doesn’t reveal much other than a figure sitting at a computer and a clipboard but at least it’s a sign that filming has finally commenced. The movie is set to be directed by Mathieu Turi, who previously directed 2023’s horror movie The Deep Dark and 2020’s thriller Meander – both of which were smaller films that received mixed reviews.

Last month, Deadline reported that the Watch Dogs movie had enlisted two breakout stars: Tom Blyth and Sophie Wilde. Blyth is known for playing the young President Snow in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes while Wilde led last year’s terrific horror movie, Talk to Me. It’s unclear what roles they will play in the movie – or specifically which game the movie is actually adapting – so we’ll have to wait for more information to become available.

Watch Dogs was one of Ubisoft’s biggest new IPs when it launched back in 2014. The game produced two sequels: Watch Dogs 2 and Watch Dogs: Legion. However, the franchise was reportedly “dead and buried” after Legion failed to meet sales expectations at Ubisoft. At least, that’s what many assumed but the fact that a movie adaptation is moving ahead suggests that the company isn’t entirely done with the franchise just yet, seeing its potential to flourish in other mediums too.

Source: Ubisoft

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