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Video Games ‘Far Cry,’ ‘Rabbids’ and ‘Watch Dogs’ Are Getting the Big Screen Treatment

'Watch Dogs,' 'Rabbids,' 'Far Cry'

Though most efforts to transfer video games into feature-length films have been a bust, it’s no surprise that Ubisoft is looking to bring their most popular titles to the big screen. The company already has ‘Assassin’s Creed,’ ‘Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon,’ and ‘Splinter Cell‘ in the works, but they’re now working on ‘Far Cry,’ ‘Rabbids’ and ‘Watch Dogs’ as well.

This news comes from Variety, and it makes sense for a number of different reasons. With the studio system now unable to rely on actors to deliver big box office (Tom Cruise‘s ‘Oblivion‘ didn’t gross over $100 million domestic, and Will Smith‘s ‘After Earth‘ flopped), they’d rather count on franchises and brand names. On top of which, the visual aesthetics and writing for video games have improved dramatically over the course of the last couple years so most modern games already feel cinematic.

That said, other than the surprisingly durable ‘Resident Evil’ franchise, the list of video game movie flops is legion. The first ‘Tomb Raider’ may have spawned a sequel, but it was not viewed favorably, while films like ‘Hitman,’ ‘Max Payne’ and ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’ were box office flops. And, of course, we’re currently celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the release of ‘Super Mario Brothers,’ which was a complete fiasco. But perhaps with these titles the time is right.

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