The Watch Dogs Movie Has Finally Begun Filming

A watchable Watch Dogs, at last!

Overnight, Ubisoft has dropped a tiny teaser of a morsel of an update on the Watch Dogs feature film, which it first spoke about more than ten years ago at the Sony press conference at GamesCom 2013.

The update comes via an image posted to Ubi’s social media which shows a clapperboard featuring director Mathieu Turi (The Deep Dark, Meander) while behind it we can make out a person sitting at a computer in a dimly-lit room – very Watch Dogs of them.

While this image doesn’t give away much of anything else, we know thanks to reporting from Deadline last month that the film has picked up two breakout stars in Tom Blyth (Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds) and Aussie actress Sophie Wilde of Talk to Me fame. The outlet also reports that the film’s original script comes from Christie LeBlanc (Oxygen) and has since had revisions, which isn’t surprising given the decade-long gap.

A release date has not yet been announced.

“Sony Pictures and New Regency are ideal partners for us,” Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of Ubisoft Motion Pictures, said when the film was first announced back in 2013. “Their deep production expertise and willingness to allow us to maintain a strong creative voice in the film means that we’re on track to deliver a movie that can build upon the excitement that Watch Dogs already is generating as a game.”

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“The themes and open gameplay of Watch Dogs lends itself perfectly to the big screen,” added Columbia Pictures’ Hannah Minghella at the time. “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.”