Watch Dogs movie starring Talk To Me star Sophie Wilde is in development

Posted on March 10, 2024

A live-action movie based on Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs series of sci-fi open world video games is in the works. The film is being produced by New Regency Pictures, and Australian actress Sophie Wilde, most known for her recent star-making role in A24’s Talk To Me, is attached to star.

According to Deadline, the film is set to be directed by Mathieu Turi, with a screenplay written by Christie LeBlanc. Turi already has some experience in video game-to-screen adaptations, being attached as writer and director for an upcoming TV adaptation of A Plague Tale: Innocence. Yariv Milchan and Natalie Lehmann are attached as producers for New Regency Pictures. Margaret Boykin from Ubisoft Film & Television will also be producing the movie. News of other cast members or other notable roles are yet to be confirmed.

Plot details are somewhat nebulous at the moment, with it being unclear which of the 3 Watch Dogs games, if any, will form the basis of the film adaptation. The games take place in a variety of cities, where you play as a single underdog hacker in the first two games, and a large collection of renegade London citizens in Watch Dogs: Legion, fighting against oppressive organisations and criminals. With the games already drawing a lot of aesthetic and narrative inspiration from Hollywood movies about hackers, such as 1995’s Hackers and The Matrix series, Watch Dogs feels like a potentially good fit for a film adaptation.

At any rate, we will have to wait and see how this pans out; following Prince of Persia and Assassin’s Creed, this is not exactly Ubisoft’s first sojourn into the live action movie industry. We will have to wait for more details regarding other cast members as well as when it is likely to release.