We first reported on the project back in August, when both Sony and New Regency teamed up with Ubisoft to produce this adaptation based on the wildly popular open-world video game, which will be released May 27 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC formats.
The story centers on Aiden Pearce, a hacker hellbent on getting revenge after a family tragedy. He hacks into Chicago's Central Operating System (ctOS), which gives him access to security cameras, public transportation, traffic lights and databases on all of the city's residents, allowing Pearce to turn the city into his own personal playground. No production schedule was given.
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are also developing Epsilon, a spec script they sold to Sony Pictures which has Greg Berlanti attached to direct. They also wrote the script for Deadpool and last year's G.I. Joe Retaliation.