Ubisoft Moving Forward With Assassin’s Creed Movie
It’s official! The new “Assassin’s Creed” film is on, and it’s moving at full speed!
The film adaptation of the popular video game is definitely a go, thanks to a new agreement between Ubisoft Motion Pictures and New Regency. Ubisoft Pictures CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet said of the partnership, “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.” This will come as a relief to fans of the game, after the glaring disaster that was “Prince of Persia.” The deal allows Ubisoft to have more control over the creative decisions and the script, which makes it more likely that the finished product will get the nerd stamp of approval.
Michael Fassbender (“Inglorious Basterds,” “Prometheus,” “Shame”) will star as Desmond Miles, the modern-day bartender who descends from a long line of assassins, and is forced into an ancestral time machine that throws him into the bodies and times of his forefathers.
The video game, which has already sold more than 37 million copies, is known for it’s amazingly rich story arcs, breath-taking environments, and killer action sequences. Sounds like a winning recipe for a movie, doesn’t it? But game-to-movie adaptations have a track record of being notoriously bad. Ubisoft seems to have learned from the “Prince of Persia” experience. They launched Ubisoft Motion Pictures in 2011 to help them do a better job of making movie versions of their popular games. The new division is also working on movie versions of “Splinter Cell” and “Ghost Recon,” so they could be looking to “Assassin’s Creed” to give them some street cred at the box office.
Check out the “Assasin’s Creed 3″ multiplayer trailer below: