Ubisoft announced today that they are a partnering with New Regency and Fox for the forthcoming Assassin’s Creed Movie.
The development of a screenplay is beginning immediately and the project is being fast tracked as the creative pieces come together, with Ubisoft to maintain control of key elements of the movie’s creative direction.
“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.”
“We wanted to do everything we could to secure the rights to Assassin’s Creed, which Ubisoft has maintained with such care and quality over the years, he continued “Having just finished working with Michael on Steve McQueen’s ’12 Years A Slave’ (with Plan B) made the partnership even more irresistible.”
Ubisoft Motion Pictures also has two additional feature-length films in development based on the Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon video game franchises.
Release date for the movie hasn’t been announced yet, we’ll keep you updated as it changes.
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