Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs

Adapting a video game for the big screen is a dependable way to fill up a few of those sacks with the dollar signs printed on them. It’s also a dependable way to put film critics to sleep (Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within is one of the most highly acclaimed video game movies ever made, and it holds a 44% on Rotten Tomatoes). Sony is clearly after those moneybags, as the company has announced that its film division, Sony Pictures, will be breaking ground on an film adaptation of its Watch Dogs franchise. You may not have heard of Watch Dogs. That’s perfectly reasonable, as the game won’t be released for another three months. A bit of a bold move on Sony’s part – presumably, the idea of a Watch Dogs movie would drum up some extra interest for the game, but if it turns out that Watch Dogs the game is a massive dud, expect whole boardrooms full of Sony execs to slink sheepishly away from this one.

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What is Movie News After Dark? It’s for fun. Really, just for fun. We begin this evening’s rundown with a picture of Michael Bay riding Transformers: The Ride alongside the lovely Jenna Wolfe from The Today Show and some nameless youths who probably won a contest. Or they’re someone’s nephew. Either way, they are there. With Bayhem. Riding through 3D Transformer mayhem. Now that we’ve had a rhyme, here’s the rundown of today’s best reads…

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