The VR multiplayer party game by Ubisoft, Werewolves Within, is coming to the big screen as a modern horror-comedy.
It was first announced in 2018 that Ubisoft Motion Pictures would adapt the game into a full-length feature film. The same team had also worked on the adaptation of 2016’s Assassin’s Creed.
The game first debuted on the Oculus Rift, SteamVR, and PlayStation VR headsets in 2016 as a VR party game based on classic “whodunnit” games like Werewolf, aka Mafia. The gameplay involves five to eight players seated around a campfire. The players are tasked with determining the werewolf amongst themselves by asking questions and voting as a collective.
Ubisoft Motion Picture’s upcoming film Werewolves Within looks to showcase the feelings of uncertainty and deception as the game itself. The film is set within the quirky town of Beaverton instead of the medieval village of Gallowston as in the game. The town residents are stuck due to a snowstorm and will soon find themselves at the mercy of the deadly werewolves. Just as in the game, these werewolves easily blend in with the crowd, which means that anybody around could be a threat.
Werewolves Within will hit the theaters on June 25th and begin streaming on-demand on July 2nd.
The film stars Sarah Burns, Michael Chernus, Catherine Curin, Glenn Fleshler, Harvey Guillén, Cheyenne Jackson, Sam Richardson, Milana Vayntrub, and Michaela Watkins.
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