Ubisoft and Binge are teaming up for a live-action sequence adaptation of the favored Driver online game franchise.
GamesIndustry.biz reviews that Driver is formally shifting gears and returning to screens as a live-action sequence that may “concentrate on secret agent and ex-racecar driver John Tanner as he tries to take down against the law syndicate.” The sequence will likely be launched solely on Binge, a brand new streaming platform devoted to delivering premium leisure for players.
The Driver sequence will likely be produced by Ubisoft Movie & Tv’s Vincent Talenti and Allan Ungar, who directed and co-wrote the Uncharted live-action fan movie that took the web by storm upon its launch in 2018. Driver’s govt producers additionally hail from Ubisoft Movie & Tv, with Jason Altman, Danielle Kreinik, and Genevieve Jones connected to the undertaking.
“Our mission at Ubisoft is to convey our video games to life in new and thrilling methods and create content material set on this planet, tradition and neighborhood of gaming,” Kreinik mentioned of the brand new sequence, per Deadline. “Working with Binge will enable us to convey a Driver sequence 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 Movie & Tv is a dream come true,” Ungar added following the undertaking’s announcement. “As longtime followers of the franchise, we’re excited to ship an unique, premium and wealthy storytelling expertise that may take followers and newcomers on an exciting journey.”
The primary sport of the Driver sequence was launched for the PlayStation in 1999 and its runaway recognition fuelled 5 additional major installments. IGN’s overview of 2011’s Driver: San Francisco known as it a “game-changing, eyebrow-raising concept” infused “with unparalleled selection and a ridiculous supernatural twist while staying true to its Seventies chase-movie roots.”
The brand new Driver sequence adaptation joins a rising slate of Ubisoft TV and film initiatives, together with a live-action Murderer’s Creed sequence for Netflix, a Past Good and Evil film helmed by Detective Pikachu director Rob Letterman, and a film based mostly on The Division starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain.
Adele Ankers is a contract author for IGN. Follow her on Twitter.