Watch Dogs Movie Reportedly In Production

Himel Mahmud
By Himel Mahmud
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New Regency Pictures will collaborate with Ubisoft on a live-action adaptation of Watch Dogs.

According to a recent Deadline report, a live-action Watch Dogs movie is reportedly in development and already started filming. Yariv Milchan, Natalie Lehmann, and Margaret Boykin will produce the movie at New Regency Pictures with Ubisoft Film & Television. New Regency also made the Assassin’s Creed movie, starring Michael Fassbender in 2016, which was Ubisoft’s previous major franchise adaption.

The Watch Dogs movie was first announced ten years ago, with writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese of Zombieland coming on board to write the script. Wernick and Reese’s version of the script was meant to be a direct adaption of the first game featuring Aiden Pearce as the protagonist. However, the new script for the movie has been written by Christie Leblanc and will be directed by acclaimed French director Mathieu Turi.

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Sophie Wilde To Star In The Watch Dogs Film

As per Deadline’s report, actress Sophie Wilde is in talks to join the Watch Dogs movie as her next big role. Wilde received worldwide praise after her breakout performance for her role in A24’s horror movie Talk To Me in 2023.

Sophie Wilde
Sophie Wilde

Neither Ubisoft nor New Regency have revealed the plot details for the upcoming movie, but Deadline’s report suggests that the film will be set “within the universe of Ubisoft’s blockbuster video game franchise.”

However, Ubisoft has released three Watch Dogs titles to date. Each game takes place in a fictionalized version of a real city, all following different hacker protagonists who eventually become involved in the criminal underworld.

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Himel Mahmud is a Staff Writer and Social Media Manager at GameRiv. A former FIFA Professional, Himel has been playing video games forever. He plays video games passionately, loves football and an avid music listener.