Assassin’s Creed Film Will Hit Theaters May 2015
Outside of outing Fox Films as a distributor, little information including potential directors and actors were mentioned though Prometheus actor Michael Fassbender was confirmed to star. Fassbender will also co-produce the Assassin's Creed film through his DMC Film production company.
"Micael Fassbender was our first choice" says CEO of Ubisoft Motion Pictures Jean-Julien Baronnet. " Michael is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor."
The Splinter Cell and Rayman developer was in talks with Sony to develop a series of films based on Assassin's Creed but negotiations halted. This led Ubisoft to develop the film independently for better creative control. Two years ago, the game publisher created Ubisoft Motion Pictures and plans on using their own assets to handle visual effects work. Assassin's Creed screenplay will be penned by Michael Lesslie, writer for Hamlet prequel Prince of Denmark.
Last year, Ubisoft said that it was hoping for the film to come out sooner than later as it entered an undisclosed deal with New Regency (The Internship and Broken City).
If everything runs as planned, this will have the Assassin's Creed film being released two weeks after Disney's Avengers 2. Disney produced an adaptation of another Ubisoft property, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, in 2010. Though the film adaptation of Prince of Persia was successful enough to become the highest-grossing film based on a video game, reviews were below average.
As works on its full length Assassin's Creed film off the ground, fall will see the release of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag is set for a Oct. 29 release on Playstation 3, Xbox360, and Wii U along with a Playstation 4 version coming sometime afterwards.