Ubisoft Officially Announces Assassin’s Creed Film, Retaining Creative Control

Today, Ubisoft announced a partnership with New Regency to produce the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie.

Ubisoft’s film and television division, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, will develop the movie in close collaboration with New Regency, but Ubisoft will apparently maintain control of key elements of the movie’s creative direction, which is good news for AC fans and bad news for lovers of terrible Hollywood video game adaptations. The development of a screenplay is beginning immediately and the project is being fast tracked as the creative pieces come together.

Attached to the film is actor Michael Fassbender, who played Magneto in X-Men: First Class and Lt. Archie Hicox in Inglourious Basterds. New Regency’s movies include Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Elektra, and Daredevil.

Video game movies have a reputation for turning out lousy — what are your thoughts on AC coming to the big screen?

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4 Comments on Ubisoft Officially Announces Assassin’s Creed Film, Retaining Creative Control

Erik

On October 22, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I’ll be the first to say they should just leave Desmond out of it entirely. I love Assassin’s Creed, but I’ve always thought it would’ve made more sense if they had just done each game in historical order and the final one had been Desmond in the present with no Animus stuff whatsoever. When I’m playing, I’m not thinking “I am Desmond Myles, living through the memories of Ezio Auditorre,” so the Desmond stuff always sneaks up on me.

It works well in the games because of the interactivity, but I don’t think it would translate well to film. If they just make a movie based on the events of one of the games, I think it could be a good flick, but if they try to make it franchise they should avoid Desmond, at least for the first outing.

GarynDakari

On October 22, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Well, I’m not going to get excited for any videogame movie…..I’ll just wait for them to come out, I’ll probably watch them with pretty low expectations, and who knows, maybe one day an actually GOOD one will come out. Could be AC or could be a later one. Or it could be later.

That said, I think AC has potential to be a fantastic movie…Or a horrible one. Just like most video game movies.

So….Yup. I HOPE it turns out good, but I’m not getting my hopes up!

GarynDakari

On October 22, 2012 at 12:03 pm

*Could be never.

Whoops. Said could be later twice. Derp.

Swcloud99

On October 22, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Why make video game movies?
Does anybody care?
Just give me a new game, or give me a movie.
Whoever thinks this is a good idea:
Shut up!