We’re approaching the age of video-game-to-film adaptations with studios keen to bring popular console franchises to the big screen, following the success of movies such as last year’s Need for Speed.
Both Sony and Ubisoft will bring us The Last of Us and Assassin’s Creed, with Sony hiring game director Neil Druckmann to write the script having done so well with the story for the original game, and Ubisoft will be launching a new film studio they’re calling Ubisoft Motion Pictures, which will partner with New Regency for Assassin’s Creed, starring Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past)
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Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot recently announced, “the green light [for Assassin’s Creed] has been given by New Regency, and the production has already started.” Slightly odd considering the movie isn’t scheduled for release until late 2016 and the only real news we’ve had has been about Fassbender‘s involvement in the project and a new development from Deadline reporting that Fassbender’s MacBeth co-star Marion Cotillard, like Fassbender, will play a recurring role – so long as the first film is successful. Nevertheless, we believe that this film could do very well given the originality of the source material, depending how it’s used, and it’s general popularity among the gaming community.
Assassin’s Creed arrives in theaters on December 21st, 2016.