We may be seeing the Assassin's Creed legacy assault the big-screen faster than we expected.
Ubisoft has announced today that they have partnered with New Regency in "close collaboration" on the film project, and that it's already on the "fast track" with a screenplay in the works.
“Ubisoft chose to partner with New Regency because they are a talent- and filmmaker-driven company, with the same independent and creative mindset that we have at Ubisoft Motion Pictures,” said Ubisoft Motion Pictures chief executive officer Jean-Julien Baronnet. “Bringing aboard New Regency’s renowned production and distribution expertise while maintaining our own creative and financial flexibility ensures that Assassin’s Creed will be a high-quality film that respects the lore and fans of the video game franchise.”
It's already been confirmed that actor Michael Fassbender, the star of such films as X-Men First Class and this summer's Prometheus, will be involved in the project.
“We wanted to do everything we could to secure the rights to Assassin's Creed, which Ubisoft has maintained with such care and quality over the years,” said Brad Weston, president and chief executive officer, New Regency. "Having just finished working with Michael on Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave (with Plan B) made the partnership even more irresistible."
Look for more news on the film soon. We bet it'll be killer.