Ubisoft is making a film about old people playing esports

Ubisoft is making a film about old people playing esports

French publishing giant Ubisoft is working on a movie about senior citizens playing esports.

That's according to The Hollywood Reporter, which says that the company is teaming up with the writers and directors of 2018 Amy Schumer film I Feel Pretty, Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein.

The movie is currently untitled, but is apparently... based on a Wall Street Journal article from 2019 with the headline "The Next Generation of Competitive Gamers Is … Over 60?". The piece was about a group of older people founding an esports team.

This isn't Ubisoft's first step into the world of film and television. The firm teamed up with Disney for 2010's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, while there is also a movie based on its The Division IP in the works. That project is a collaboration with Netflix that was announced at E3 2019, with Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain taking the lead roles.

There were also reports of Tom Hardy appearing in an adaptation of Ubisoft's Splinter Cell franchise, though there hasn't been much word about that for some time. Oh, and apparently Michael B Jordan of Black Panther and Creed fame is reportedly set to headline a series of Rainbow Six films.

The French firm is also making animated TV shows based on its Ubisoft, Watch Dogs and Blood Dragon IPs.

Ubisoft is also collaborating with It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day for a TV show with Apple. At last year's E3 it was revealed that this was called Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet.

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