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Ubisoft is working on scripts for a “Child of Light” live-action television show and a “Werewolves Within” movie, the company told Variety. Both video game adaptations are products of the company’s inaugural Women’s Film and Television Fellowship.
“We were so thrilled with the outcome of this fellowship, it is exactly what we wanted,” Margaret Boykin, director of film development told Variety. “We were so lucky to work with these two women.”
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The fellowship, which continues this fall with a new duo of female screenwriters, kicked off last summer when Ubisoft announced the paid program specifically designed to “illuminate female voices within the entertainment industry.”
Mishna Wolff and Tasha Huo were selected as the first two in the program and were given access to Ubisoft’s massive library of properties. After each selected a property for potential development — one for TV and another for film — they spent six months working one-on-one with either Boykin or Danielle Kreinik, director of television development. Jason Altman, head of film and television, was also involved in regular meetings.
Program - Wolff - Huo - Ideas - Ubisoft
The program wrapped up with both Wolff and Huo pitching their ideas to Ubisoft Motion Pictures. Both were given script deals.
With the program wrapped up, Wolff is now scripting a film adaptation of Ubisoft’s virtual reality game “Werewolves Within,” and Huo is writing a pilot for the television adaptation of Ubisoft role-playing game “Child of Light.”
Huo - Variety - Fan - Game - Desire
Huo told Variety that she is a longtime fan of the game and often talked about her desire to adapt it into a show, even before she was awarded the fellowship.
She said when she started the fellowship, she still made it a point to look through Ubisoft’s collection of properties before settling on “Child of Light.”
Stories - Library - Genres - Interest
“There are so many stories you could find in their library,” she said. “There were other genres that did interest...
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