Ubisoft’s Rabbids Are Getting Their Own MovieBy: Sean Patterson - February 10, 2014
Though Ubisoft is best known for more mature game series such as Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry, the publisher has carried on the Rayman series as a mild success throughout the years. As such, the series’ Rabbid characters have become popular. The silly, clumsy characters take a cue from the early days of cartoons and have earned a TV series, toys, and mobile games all their own. Now, Ubisoft will be putting its movie studio to work on the Rabbids.
Ubisoft today announced that the Rabbids will be the stars of an upcoming movie. Ubisoft Motion Pictures has partnered with Sony Pictures to produce the movie. The studio has not announced a release date for the picture and it is still unknown whether the movie will hit theaters.
“Sony Pictures has tremendous experience developing hybrid live-action-and-animated blockbusters for audiences around the world, which makes them a natural fit for what we want to achieve with a Rabbids film,” said Jean-Julien Baronnet, executive director of Ubisoft Motion Pictures. “This deal deepens our partnership with Sony Pictures and highlights our holistic approach to bringing Ubisoft’s brands to new audiences while still maintaining the brands’ creative integrity.”
This Rabbids movie announcement is another in a long line of movie announcements Ubisoft has made over the past year.
For nearly two years now Michael Fassbender has been rumored as a possible Desmond Miles in an upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie, and Tom Hardy has reportedly been cast as Sam Fisher in a possible Splinter Cell adaptation. Last year Ubisoft confirmed that a movie version of its still-unreleased Watch Dogs game is already in the works, and a Far Cry flick is also rumored.
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