The Assassin's Creed movie is being 'fast tracked', after Ubisoft announced a partnership with New Regency this morning.
The film adaptation, headlined by Prometheus and X-Men star Michael Fassbender, will be a joint venture between Ubisoft Motion Pictures and New Regency. Work on the screenplay is already underway, and Ubisoft is maintaining "control of key elements."
"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 Jean-Julien Baronnet, chief executive officer, 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."
By Ben Salter