More games could be gracing the silver screen in due time because Ubisoft has launched a movie division. The Montreal-based developer is one of the better studios to take a crack at simulating their games for the mass audience. Franchises like Assassin's Creed have massive fanbases, so there is a guaranteed audience, and also the company's games tend to have overcomplicated plots. The pure mystery factor of Assassin's Creed is enough to make me tune in. Ubisoft's new division would also produce TV shows; we could see the same success seen from other nerd staples like HBO's new hit show, Game of Thrones. It got a second season after the first episode aired and Ubisoft is looking to replicate that success (assuming a Ubisoft-produced show is good).
Undoubtedly, the spark for this was how Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time triumphed in the box office. The film definitely had faults, but its proof video game franchise movies can be successful. An Assassin's Creed movie could be a thrilling experience; portraying the fight for survival against a tyrannical corporation with ties throughout history. Seeing the real city is better than some pixelated copy from the 1400s, and the plot has written itself. Other established series like Ghost Recon and Splinter Cell could really show the possible chops of a gaming movie franchise.
Although we haven't seen any gameplay yet, just the thought of an I Am Alive movie titillates the nerd senses. Stranded in the wasteland of Chicago, the whole point is to survive. Imagine the psychological effects of being alone in a destroyed massive city, knowing you are only one of few who is still breathing. Seeing that on screen would be fascinating. Make it happen Ubisoft.
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