Sony Pictures has announced that it's working on a film adaptation of, even though the game itself hasn't been released yet.
This is the third Ubisoft title recently tipped to make the transition to the silver screen, with both an Assassin's Creed film and a Splinter Cell movie in the works.
The news was dropped at Sony's Gamescom press conference. Hannah Minghella, president of production for the Sony-owned Columbia Pictures, told Variety:
The themes and open gameplay of Watch Dogs lends itself perfectly to the big screen. The game has intense action and adventure, but the story focuses on information and the control of information, which we think will lead to an exciting thriller. It has tremendous potential as a motion picture, and we're thrilled to have the opportunity to work closely with Ubisoft's internal creative team on the development of the project.