A movie based on the critically-acclaimed Assassin’s Creed moved closer to production yesterday. Ubisoft has had the film in development for a little while and this past summer they announced that they were partnering with Michael Fassbender to play the lead. That all sounds good, but there hasn’t been any forward movement since that announcement.
However, it’s definitely a go now (well, as definite as anything ever is in Hollywood). Ubisoft is partnering with New Regency to get the movie made. Ubisoft CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet said:
“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.”
With this new partnership, Baronnet hopes to have the movie packaged with a cast, script, and director by next summer. We might be discussing plots this time next year!