Looks like game developer Ubisoft was dead serious when they were shopping their properties around Hollywood recently. They’ve gotten doubly serious now that they’ve signed up “X-Men: First Class’” Michael Fassbender not only to star, but also produce/develop an “Assassin’s Creed” movie for them.
The ever busy Fassbender is coming off Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus”, with a sequel to “X-Men: First Class” on the way, not to mention a half dozen other projects you’re unlikely to see. (Dude likes to stay busy.) That won’t stop him from co-producing “Assassin’s Creed” through his DMC Film, though. The gaming series is one of Ubisoft’s best sellers, having shipped over 30 million units worldwide since it launched in 2007. The game is scheduled to release its third outing, set in the American Revolution (trailer for that one below).
The plot of “Assassin’s Creed” games revolves around a man who “learns his ancestors were trained assassins after he is kidnapped by a secret org with ties to the Knights Templar, and sent back in time to retrieve historical artifacts.” Lots of assassin stuff ensue.
Ubisoft is looking to exert a lot of control on the movie version of their games, and as a result has signed up creative talent before striking deals with distributors and studios (with Sony in the running recently). If you’re a fan of the games, this is undoubtedly a good thing, since it will mean a lot more faithfulness between the games and movies.
Besides “Assassin’s Creed”, Ubisoft has Tom Clancy’s “Splinter Cell” and “Ghost Recon” also looking for homes in Hollywood.
Via : Variety