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Work on the Assassin’s Creed Movie Screenplay Has Begun

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Posted on October 22, 2012 AT 07:27am

Assassin’s Creed is set to get a big screen debut starring Michael Fassbender in the lead role, and Ubisoft has announced that it will be partnering with New Regency to make this happen.

Ubisoft revealed that “the development of a screenplay is beginning immediately and the project is being fast tracked as the creative pieces come together, while allowing Ubisoft to maintain control of key elements of the movie’s creative direction. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.”

“Ubisoft chose to partner with New Regency because they are a talent- and filmmaker-driven company, with the same independent and creative mindset that we have at Ubisoft Motion Pictures,” said Jean-Julien Baronnet, chief executive officer, Ubisoft Motion Pictures. “Bringing aboard New Regency’s renowned production and distribution expertise while maintaining our own creative and financial flexibility ensures that Assassin’s Creed will be a high-quality film that respects the lore and fans of the video game franchise.”

“We wanted to do everything we could to secure the rights to Assassin’s Creed, which Ubisoft has maintained with such care and quality over the years,” added Brad Weston, president and chief executive officer, New Regency.

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