According to Variety, Ubisoft truly wants a piece of Hollywood. The French video game publisher has announced that they will be launching a film studio, named Ubisoft Motion Pictures, dedicated to make their franchises into films and TV shows.
Ubisoft’s Paris-based film division is headed by Jean-Julien Baronnet, former CEO of Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp. Gallic producer Didier Lupfer (“Gainsbourg”) is in charge of production and development, while Jean de Rivieres, former topper of distribution at Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures France, handles marketing and international sales.
Ubisoft has created a short film before for Assassin Creed (video below) to get the hype going for their next AC game. Prince of Persia was an OK movie (Aladdin anyone?). Now, let just hope they don’t kill themselves in the box office with something as terrible as Super Mario Bros or Tomb Raider.