Sony Pictures Entertainment and New Regency are teaming up with Ubisoft Motion Pictures to bring Watch Dogs to the big screen, after a movie adaptation of the impending game was announced tonight.
"Since both Sony and Ubisoft have movie and video game branches, this deal creates exceptional opportunities for us to merge the realms of the story-based cinematic experience with the interaction of the video game," said Jean-Julien Baronnet, chief executive officer, Ubisoft Motion Pictures.
"In addition, Sony Pictures and New Regency have deep production expertise and are letting us maintain a strong creative voice in the film's development. Together, we're confident we can deliver a movie that builds upon the excitement that the game is already generating."
Columbia Pictures' Hannah Minghella added: "It has tremendous potential as a motion picture and we're thrilled to have the opportunity to work closely with Ubisoft's internal creative team on the development of the project."
Watch Dogs is heading to PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on November 21, and will release on next-gen consoles after the respective launches of Xbox One and PS4.