Ubisoft Looking to Fast Track Fassbender Fronted Assassin’s Creed Film
Today Ubisoft Motion Pictures, the movie-making arm of the game company announced, a new partnership with New Regency Productions that seeks to fast track the Assassin’s Creed film. The most recent news about the picture was the signing of Michael Fassbender in the starring role—a pretty solid move considering the fact that this guy manages to make any movie he’s in avoid being terrible (X-Men: First Class, Haywire, and definitely Prometheus, in which his performance is really one of the few redeeming factors).
Jean-Julien Baronnet, chief executive officer of Ubisoft Motion Pictures, had this to say about the partnership:
“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. 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.”
The press release says that the screenplay is currently in development, so it’s obviously a bit too soon to say when this movie might ever actually hit theaters. But by my guess, I think we might see an Assassin’s Creed movie in summer 2015. Yep. Check back here in three years to see if I’m right!