2014 video game 'Watch Dogs' getting movie adaptation from 'Zombieland' and 'Deadpool' writers

By Jon Niles | Apr 24, 2014 02:31 PM EDT
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One of the most anticipated video games of 2014 hasn't even hit shelves yet, but reports are coming in this week claiming its set to get a movie adaptation already! Watch Dogs from Ubisoft takes place in the near future where technology is used as a weapon. It will be available on all platforms on May 27 as a video game, but is expected to hit theaters in a few years as a movie!

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Deadline reports:

Zombieland scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese have been set to script Watch Dogs, a live-action feature based on the upcoming Ubisoft video game. Sony and New Regency are developing the film with Ubisoft. The story centers on Aiden Pearce, a hacker who turns the city of Chicago into his personal stomping grounds to carry out his own brand of justice after a violent family tragedy. He is certainly adept physically, but his true gift is his ability to tap into a citywide computer system and control everything from traffic lights to accessing intel that allows him to engage the bad guys, and thwart attempts to kill innocents.

What do you think of this news about a Watch Dogs film already in the works? Are you happy to see these writers working on the project or are they a concern? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

Here is the official synopsis of this highly anticipated video game:

Set in Chicago, where a central network of computers connects everyone and everything, Watch_Dogs explores the impact of technology within our society. Using the city as your weapon, you will embark on a personal mission to inflict your own brand of justice. Chicago's overarching network is known as the Central Operating System (ctOS), and it controls almost all of the city's technology and information - including key data on all of the city's residents. You play as Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker and former thug, whose criminal past led to a violent family tragedy. While seeking justice for those events, you'll monitor and hack those around you by manipulating the ctOS from the palm of your hand. You'll access omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate a target, control traffic lights and public transportation to stop the enemy... and more.

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