Assassin's Creed film moving forward with New Regency
Ubisoft keeping creative control over the movie
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Oct 22, 2012 - 4:19pm EST (Oct 22, 2012 16:19)
Ubisoft and New Regency have announced that they are partnering on the forthcoming Assassin’s Creed film.
Ubisoft Motion Pictures, the film and television division of Ubisoft, will develop the Assassin’s Creed film in close collaboration with New Regency. The development of a screenplay is beginning immediately and the project is being fast tracked, while allowing Ubisoft to maintain control of key elements of the movie’s creative direction.
The partnership with New Regency comes following the news that actor Michael Fassbender is attached to the Assassin’s Creed film.
Ubisoft Motion Pictures was created in January 2011 to expand the audience of Ubisoft’s successful video game brands by bringing them to film, television and Web series. In addition to the Assassin’s Creed movie, the studio also is in production on the Rabbids TV series, a collection of 78 seven-minute CGI episodes, in partnership with France Televisions and Nickelodeon. 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.