'Watch Dogs' Barking Up Hollywood Tree

Ubisoft isn't slowing down any time soon when it comes to turning its video game franchises into big -screen offerings. Just the other day word circulated that The Wolverine screenwriter Scott Frank is working on the Assassin's Creed screenplay. Now the video game company announced it's working with New Regency and Sony to create a film based on the upcoming release Watch Dogs.

"The themes and open gameplay of Watch Dogs lends itself perfectly to the big screen," President of Production for Columbia Pictures Hannah Minghella said in a statement. "The game has intense action and adventure, but the story focuses on information and the control of information, which we think will lead to an exciting thriller. It has tremendous potential as a motion picture."

Here's the official description of the game:

Set in Chicago, where a central network of computers connects everyone and everything, Watch_Dogs explores the impact of technology within our society. Using the city as your weapon, you will embark on a personal mission to inflict your own brand of justice.

Chicago's overarching network is known as the Central Operating System (ctOS), and it controls almost all of the city's technology and information - including key data on all of the city's residents.

You play as Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker and former thug, whose criminal past led to a violent family tragedy. While seeking justice for those events, you'll monitor and hack those around you by manipulating the ctOS from the palm of your hand. You'll access omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate a target, control traffic lights and public transportation to stop the enemy... and more.

Watch Dogs, the game, bows on Nov. 19.

(via Hero Complex)

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