Moviehole.net has officially broken the news that I, personally, have been waiting a very, VERY (did I mention ‘very’?) long time for…the blockbuster game, Assassin’s Creed, is going to be getting the Hollywood treatment. Now, this is EXTREMELY early to even be breaking the news, and knowing my bad luck, the movie will be delayed/left to die like the scripts for the Halo and World of Warcraft films we were promised oh-so-long ago. There isn’t much information out there yet, but what has been announced, I will gladly cliff-note for you here in an orderly fashion:
- Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class, Prometheus) is slated to not only star in the movie, but has also signed on as an Executive Producer with his banner company, DMC Film. (Who knew he was such an AC fan?)
- Ubisoft is considering independently developing the film, but major studios ARE in talks about picking up the script. (Sony’s name comes up among those rumored the most.)
Yes, this is literally ALL the information made available about the movie thus far (did you think I was lying when I said it’s EXTREMELY early to even break this news?). In any event, it’s still enough information to have an AC geek such as myself on the edge of my seat awaiting more. For those of you who didn’t know, which I assume is most of you, I have the Assassin’s Creed symbol tattoo’d onto my leg….yes, this is how big of an AC fan I am.
The biggest factor for me is that Ubisoft is seemingly trying to have a strict say in how this movie will be made. This will almost guarantee the movie won’t be subject to a Studio’s poking and prodding that has been the downfall of nearly every major video game movie that’s been released up to this date.
But hey….at least we can sleep happily knowing Ubisoft would never hire Uwe Boll to make this movie, eh?
-Dnor (Dan Norris)