Ubisoft Latest News & Update: 'Assassin's Creed' 'Far Cry' Coming To Netflix; Jake Gyllenhaal In 'The Division' Film?
Ubisoft's successful video games, "Assassin's Creed" and "Fat Cry" will possibly be heading to Netflix. Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft is arranging for the streaming media site to pick-up either one of their popular video game as a Netflix Original series.
Guillemot did not give any details on which the developer's game was presented to Netflix according to Reuters. The Ubisoft CEO, acknowledge that the Netflix negotiations was the answer for the French mass media, Vivendi that bought more shares from Ubisoft.
This isn't the first time that the gaming company, Ubisoft has crossover to the film industries. One of the memorable game-turned movies from Ubisoft was "The Prince of Persia: Sands of Time" which starred Jake Gyllenhaal that garnered a lukewarm response in the box office.
Jake Gyllenhaal will also work again with Ubisoft as a producer in the film adaptation of The Division. According to Variety, the film adaptation will be set in Manhattan, New York where an agent from the Strategic Homeland Division or Division will investigate and fight against criminal activity after a weaponized virus struck the city.
Ubisoft, together with Paramount Pictures, is also making "The Splinter Cell" movie that stars Tom Hardy and written by Tom Clancy. Tom Hardy will play the secret agent Sam Fisher who has a high end night vison googles.
Ubisoft will also be releasing the "Assassin's Creed" movie on December 21 that stars Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch, Marion Cotillard as Sophia Rikkin and was directed by Justin Kurzel. A trailer was released last May which look completely the same as the video game.
Netflix is not the first television company that Ubisoft has worked with. According to A.V. Club, the gaming company has produced three seasons of "Rabbids Invasion" in Nickelodeon. "Rabbids Invasion" is a cartoon series based on the "dimwitted mutant" rabbits from the "Raving Rabbids" games.