It seems work is progressing on the proposed Assassin’s Creed film. Ubisoft announced today that its Motion Picture division has entered a collaborative partnership with New Regency (production company and distributor). According to Ubisoft’s own press release, development of the film is being “fast tracked”.
That extends to the screenplay, where work is “beginning immediately”. It’s not clear at this point who is doing the writing, but Ubisoft keeps stressing that it will retain creative control over the project.
“We wanted to do everything we could to secure the rights to Assassin’s Creed,” says New Regency president Brad Weston, perched on top of a nearby building.
It was revealed back in July that actor Michael Fassbender is attached to the Assassin’s Creed film project. This is still the case.