Brit Playwright to Adapt ASSASSIN'S CREED for Ubisoft, New Regency
According to The Hollywood Reporter, British playwright Michael Lesslie has signed on to pen the screenplay for Ubisoft and New Regency's adaptation of the hit video game series ASSASSIN'S CREED.
As previously reported, acclaimed actor Michael Fassbender has been tapped to star in, and produce, the film.
Lesslie is best known for his play PRINCE OF DENMARK, though he has also written a number of short films, including 2012's SKIRT.
Initially launched in 2007, the first four Assassin's Creed games have sold more than 38 million units worldwide, and the franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series ever. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin's Creed transcends video games, branching out into other entertainment experiences including comic books, Facebook games, novels, short films and more.
Fassbender is best known for his roles in PROMETHEUS, SHAME, and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS.
Ubisoft Motion Pictures was created in January 2011 to expand the audience of Ubisoft's successful video game brands by bringing them to film, television and Web series.
In addition to the Assassin's Creed movie, the studio also is in production on the Rabbids TV series, a collection of 78 seven-minute CGI episodes based on the insane, hilarious and silly stars of the video game franchise of the same name, in partnership with France Televisions and Nickelodeon. Ubisoft Motion Pictures also has two additional feature-length films in development based on the Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon video game franchises.
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