Ubisoft groups with Sony Footage for function-size Rabbids film

Ubisoft teams with Sony Pictures for feature-length Rabbids movie We have recognized for some time that Ubisoft was planning to deliver the manic, mush-mouthed Rabbids to the silver display, however we now study that the gaming big has tapped Sony Footage to assist within the try.

“Sony Footage has super expertise creating hybrid reside-motion-and-animated blockbusters for audiences around the globe, which makes them a pure match for what we need to obtain with a Rabbids movie,” stated Ubisoft Movement Footage government director Jean-Julien Baronnet in an announcement this morning. “This deal deepens our partnership with Sony Footage and highlights our holistic strategy to bringing Ubisoft’s manufacturers to new audiences whereas nonetheless sustaining the manufacturers’ artistic integrity.”

This Rabbids movie is simply the newest effort by Ubisoft to interrupt into the movement image enterprise by way of the writer’s well-liked online game characters. Final August we reported on a deal between Ubisoft and Sony Footage to develop a movie based mostly on the Watch Canine franchise, whereas a Ghost Recon movie is at present within the early levels of manufacturing underneath the watchful eye of producer and famous explosion aficionado Michael Bay.

There’s at present no phrase on when the as-but unnamed Rabbids movie will debut, nor any info on its forged and crew.

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UBISOFT® AND SONY PICTURES BRINGING RABBIDS TO THE BIG SCREEN

LOS ANGELES – February 10, 2014 – Right now, Ubisoft and Sony Footage Leisure introduced that the studios are partnering to develop a full-size function movie based mostly on the Rabbids, the irreverent, wacky characters from the favored TV collection and video video games.

Jean-Julien Baronnet, Government Director, Ubisoft Movement Footage, and Hannah Minghella, president of Manufacturing for Columbia Footage, provided touch upon the deal:

“Sony Footage has super expertise creating hybrid stay-motion-and-animated blockbusters for audiences all over the world, which makes them a pure match for what we need to obtain with a Rabbids movie,” stated Baronnet. “This deal deepens our partnership with Sony Footage and highlights our holistic strategy to bringing Ubisoft’s manufacturers to new audiences whereas nonetheless sustaining the manufacturers’ artistic integrity.”

Minghella added, “There’s an infectious high quality to the Rabbids. Their easy pleasure and absurd, anarchic conduct inadvertently causes you to take a look at the world afresh. There isn’t any finish to the comedy and chaos they’ll trigger once they invade our theaters.”

Lately, the Rabbids took over the small display, because of partnerships between Ubisoft Movement Footage, Nickelodeon and France Televisions. The hit present, titled “Rabbids Invasion,” has been seen greater than one hundred sixty five million occasions in 5 months; greater than two million viewers on common tune into every episode within the U.S.

The Rabbids received their begin because the loopy, loveable villains in Ubisoft’s Rayman video video games and have since branched into comedian books, collectibles, merchandise, cellular video games, tv and extra. The newest instance, The Rabbids Time Machine attraction at France’s second-largest theme park Futuroscope, drew huge crowds and rave critiques on its opening weekend and showcases Ubisoft Movement Footage’ potential to efficiently develop Ubisoft’s manufacturers in new mediums.

The venture might be overseen at Ubisoft by Ubisoft Movement Footage and the group will actively take part within the movie’s manufacturing. Minghella and Jonathan Kadin will oversee for Sony Footage.

About Ubisoft Movement Footage: Ubisoft Movement Footage was created in January 2011 to broaden the viewers of Ubisoft’s profitable online game manufacturers by bringing them to movie, tv and Net collection. Along with the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon movie, the studio can also be partnering with New Regency on the upcoming movies based mostly on the Murderer’s Creed and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell franchises, and is in manufacturing on the Rabbids TV collection, a set of seventy eight seven-minute CGI episodes based mostly on the insane stars of the online game franchise of the identical identify, in partnership with France Televisions and Nickelodeon.

About Ubisoft Ubisoft is a number one creator, writer and distributor of interactive leisure and providers, with a wealthy portfolio of world-famend manufacturers, together with Murderer’s Creed, Simply Dance, Tom Clancy’s online game collection, Rayman and Far Cry. The groups all through Ubisoft’s worldwide community of studios and enterprise workplaces are dedicated to delivering unique and memorable gaming experiences throughout all well-liked platforms, together with consoles, cell phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2012-thirteen fiscal yr Ubisoft generated gross sales of €1,256 million. To study extra, please go to www.ubisoftgroup.com.

About Sony Footage Leisure Sony Footage Leisure (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Leisure Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based mostly Sony Company. SPE’s international operations embody movement image manufacturing, acquisition and distribution; tv manufacturing, acquisition and distribution; tv networks; digital content material creation and distribution; operation of studio amenities; and improvement of latest leisure merchandise, providers and applied sciences. For extra info, go tohttp://www.sonypictures.com.

This text was initially revealed on Joystiq.

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