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Rabbids movie plans confirmed by Ubisoft and Sony

Rayman’s mischievous rabbit community is heading to the big screen as gaming giants Sony and Ubisoft confirm plans to launch a Rabbids movie.

Having been birthed in the Rayman franchise before appearing in a series of spin-off party games, the loveable Rabbids characters last year made the jump to the small screen in a dedicated TV series.

Now, the clan and comedy instilling Rabbids are cinema-bound with a full-length feature film based on the cartoon characters having been announced.

Although confirming plans for a Rabbids movie, Sony and Ubisoft has yet to announce launch plans for the upcoming flick.

“Sony Pictures has tremendous experience developing hybrid live-action-and-animated blockbusters for audiences around the world, which makes them a natural fit for what we want to achieve with a Rabbids film,” Jean-Julien Baronnet, Executive Director of Ubisoft Motion Pictures said making the announcement.

“This deal deepens our partnership with Sony Pictures and highlights our holistic approach to bringing Ubisoft’s brands to new audiences while still maintaining the brands’ creative integrity.”

Hannah Minghella, president of Production for Columbia Pictures added: “There is an infectious quality to the Rabbids. Their simple joy and absurd, anarchic behavior inadvertently causes you to look at the world afresh. There’s no end to the comedy and chaos they will cause when they invade our theaters.”

Rabbids will become the latest gaming characters to transition into films, with the likes of Prince of Persia, Lara Croft and Resident Evil titles having all made it to the cinema.

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