The Division is set to hit the silver screen and be made into it’s own movie adaptation. Like most rumours of up and coming films the spot light often jumps to who is going to be responsible for making and bringing a video game to life. Today Ubisoft Motion Pictures, the film and TV part of Ubisoft has announced that the same person will write and direct The Division movie.
If you’re like me then you’re passionate about how video games are portrayed once they are created into a movie and it’s no secret that there have been some really bad game related films made, Uwe Boll I’m looking at you!
However it looks as though The Division movie will be in some really good hands because the writer and director of the movie will be the one and only Steven Gaghan. Chief Executive Officer of Ubisoft Motion Pictures Gerard Guillemot said,
“We are really excited to bring Stephen’s unique vision of the game to film audiences around the globe,”
The Call of Duty: Ghosts director has been handed the gantlet and is taking on the task of bringing disease ridden New York to life. I you’re not familiar with Steven Gaghan then check out his IMDB page right HERE for more information, it won’t be long before you recognise something that he’s done.
With the impending release of the Assassins Creed movie, Ubisoft have announced 2 books to accompany the film. The first being the official film tie in which tells the story of Callum Lynch as he discovers his ancestry and his descendants part in the secret society of assassins.
The second book is entitled Assassins Creed: Into The Animus. This is a behind the scenes look into the making of the movie and gives a unprecedented insight into recreating 15th century Spain. Along with interviews from the cast, set and costume designers this is definitely something for the avid Assassins Creed fan. The movie and the book are set for release at the end of the year and from the trailer it looks amazing.
I am not overly keen on game to movie adaptations. Do remember watching the $48,000,000 production from Hollywood Pictures of Super Mario Bros.? No, there is a reason for that, it was rubbish. It was slammed by the critics and lost a shed load of cash.
But granted, there have been some OK’ish game to movie projects. The Resident Evil franchise (removing my bias against the films) has been extremely successful over the years. Silent Hill, Max Payne, Hitman and Tomb Raider have all experienced degrees of success. A handful of these movies even launching the careers of new actors and actresses.
However I can almost guarantee this particular movie will make its money back on box sales thanks to the success of the Fast & Furious franchise. Orange Wednesday’s down your local theatre are likely to be filled with 20 something males and their reluctant girlfriends… oh the joy!