Ubisoft and Binge are teaming up for a live-action collection adaptation of the favored Driver online game franchise.
GamesIndustry.biz stories that Driver is formally shifting gears and returning to screens with a live-action collection that may “focus on secret agent and ex-racecar driver John Tanner as he tries to take down a crime syndicate.” The collection can be launched solely on Binge, a new streaming platform devoted to delivering premium leisure for players.
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The Driver collection can be produced by Binge’s Vincent Talenti and Allan Ungar, who directed and co-wrote the Uncharted live-action fan film that took the internet by storm upon its launch in 2018. The Driver collection’ govt producers hail from Ubisoft Film & Television, with Jason Altman, Danielle Kreinik, and Genevieve Jones hooked up to the undertaking.
“Our mission at Ubisoft is to deliver our video games to life in new and thrilling methods and create content material set on the earth, tradition and group of gaming,” Kreinik mentioned of the brand new collection. “Working with Binge will permit us to deliver a Driver collection on to the viewers who’s most captivated with seeing this franchise come to life.”
“Having the chance to adapt Driver alongside the group at Ubisoft Film & Television is a dream come true,” Ungar added following the undertaking’s announcement. “As longtime followers of the franchise, we’re excited to ship an authentic, premium and wealthy storytelling expertise that may take followers and newcomers on a thrilling journey.”
The first recreation of the Driver collection was launched for the PlayStation in 1999 and its runaway recognition fuelled 5 additional fundamental installments. IGN’s review of 2011’s Driver: San Francisco referred to as it a “game-changing, eyebrow-raising thought” infused with “unparalleled selection and a ridiculous supernatural twist while staying true to its Seventies chase-movie roots.”
The new Driver collection adaptation joins a rising slate of Ubisoft TV and film initiatives, together with a live-action Assassin’s Creed series for Netflix, a Beyond Good and Evil movie helmed by Detective Pikachu director Rob Letterman, and a movie based on The Division starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain.
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