Assassin’s Creed III puts American history on center stage, but not the one you’ve read about in history books. Ubisoft’s best-selling videogame franchise is also headed for the big screen with the hottest actor in Hollywood, Michael Fassbender who will star in and co-produce Assassin’s Creed feature film adaptation.
And that’s something we’ve learned. In today’s news round up, we’ve got word that Ubisoft Motion Pictures and New Regency have hired up-and-coming British playwright Michael Lesslie to pen their big screen Assassin’s Creed version.
Lesslie’s been winning acclaim for his writing skills in short films and on the stage, where he penned Prince Of Denmark, a sorta-prequel to William Shakespeare’s Hamlet for the National Theatre in England last year.
The actioner centers on a bartender named Desmond Miles (Fassbender) who was trained as a killer before rejecting this lifestyle. A mysterious organization known as Abstergo Industries finds and kidnaps him and forces him to use a device that allows him to relive the lives of his assassin ancestors. As he relives their memories he goes on missions and collects artifacts.
New Regency is now working to find more producers and a director for the project and they’re hoping to get the film into production this summer.
However, we’re guessing that we won’t see the Assassin’s Creed movie until late 2014 at the earliest. [Source: Heat Vision]
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