Remember Werewolves Within? It was one of Ubisoft’s earliest (and, arguably, best) experiments with VR, bringing a classic party game concept into headsets and making human body language and tone a mechanic unto itself. It’s one of the few apps that really tried to capture the power of social VR.
Anyways, it’s getting a movie. Yes, really.
A new video from the game publisher posted last week announced the film alongside a TV adaptation of Child of Light. It’s going to be a live action film that adapts the core concept of the game. “It’s a live action horror-comedy about a small town who sort of takes justice into their own hands,” screenwriter Mishna Wolff (ha! Wolf!) explains. “I’m just tickled by the idea of private justice and that sort of got the ball rolling for me as to what kind of a story could be made out of that.”
The film is spinning out of Ubisoft’s Women’s Film and Television Fellowship initiative. Other details like a director and potential launch window for the movie haven’t yet been announced.
Of all the potential franchises for Ubisoft to adapt into a movie we have to say we weren’t expecting Werewolves Within to ever make the cut. That said, we also have to admit the basic concept for the game — trust no one and suspect everyone — could make for a really entertaining movie.
Plus, who knows? If it does well then maybe we could see the series return to VR in the future once headsets are capable of taking its concepts even further.