Zombieland Pair to Script Watch Dogs Film


Sony Pictures Entertainment has set the Zombieland and G.I. Joe: Retaliation pair of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to provided the screenplay for their upcoming Watch Dogs feature film, Deadline reports.

Watch Dogs centers on Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker bent on revenge and inflicting his own brand of justice after a violent family tragedy. Using all of his skills, Pearce hacks into Chicago’s Central Operating System (ctOS), which controls the city’s infrastructure, including security cameras, traffic lights, and public transportation, as well as databases containing key information on the city’s residents. In the game, Pearce turns the entire city of Chicago into his ultimate weapon.

The project is being overseen at Ubisoft by Ubisoft Motion Pictures. At Columbia, Hannah Minghella and Sam Dickerman will oversee development while Alexandra Milchan and Andrew Calof will work on the forthcoming film for New Regency.

The Watch Dogs game will be available on May 27 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. You can check out the game’s trailer right here.