With French videogame studio Ubisoft already set to turn Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon into feature films, they’re now lining up another trio. Word has it that Ubisoft is seeking movie adaptations for Watch Dogs, Far Cry and Rabbids. Perhaps this will mark a new wave of competent video game adaptations since each project has already landed some heavy Hollywood hitters. Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class) has signed on to star in Assassin’s Creed, which is slated to open Memorial Day 2015; Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) will take on Splinter Cell; and Michael Bay will now be developing Ghost Recon as a franchise for Warner Bros. So what’s in store for the next wave of video games-turned-feature films? Hit the jump to find out.
The trailers coming out of the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo have been blowing my mind and promise to blow a hole in my wallet when the new games become available. If you missed our previous batches of trailers, you can check them out here and here (and don’t miss our villainous update on the new Star Trek game!). The next round of trailers and demos features the much anticipated Star Wars 1313, in which players control a bounty hunter on one of the many levels of the city-planet, Coruscant. We’ve also got the next installment in the epic Assassin’s Creed franchise, as well as a contemporary take on assassins from Ubisoft, a new game from the makers of Heavy Rain which features the voice and likeness of Ellen Page and more! Hit the jump to check them out.