'Assassin's Creed' Lands at New Regency

The studio is partnering with Ubisoft for this adaptation of the popular video game about an assassin sent back through time.
Assassin's Creed adaptation lands at New Regency
Assassin's Creed adaptation lands at New Regency
Today, Ubisoft and New Regency announced that they are partnering on the forthcoming Assassin's Creed film.

Ubisoft Motion Pictures, the film and television division of Ubisoft, will develop the Assassin's Creed film in close collaboration with New Regency. 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. Here's what Ubisoft Motion Pictures chief executive officer Jean-Julien Baronnet had to say about the new deal.

"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. 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."


The partnership with New Regency comes hot on the heels of Ubisoft Motion Pictures attaching distinguished actor Michael Fassbender to the Assassin's Creed film. Here's what New Regency president and chief executive officer Brad Weston had to say.

"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. Having just finished working with Michael on Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave(with Plan B) made the partnership even more irresistible."


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.

Assassin's Creed comes to theaters August 7th, 2015 and stars Michael Fassbender. The film is directed by Justin Kurzel.



Sources: Ubisoft

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  1. thedude-abides

    His name alone brings a certain level of promise to a project, and genre for that matter, the likes of which has yet to be the case for any comic book adaptation.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  2. Salemwolf711

    looking*

    2 years agoby @Salemwolf711Flag

  3. Salemwolf711

    Lokking foward to this.

    2 years agoby @Salemwolf711Flag

  4. THE JOKER

    Bring it on!

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  5. skywise

    I dont have very high hopes for this but I definatly love the games and with 3 coming out this month I will be in Assassin heaven!

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  6. Jimthar

    they're gonna f*ck this up and yeah, no fassbender in this one. give it to ridley scott, he'll do a good job with it.

    2 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  7. Rudy

    woah woah woah they're actually going through with this, they not half assing this time???

    2 years agoby @rudyFlag

  8. Corey W.

    Then again, we don't even know if the story is going to follow the games yet. For all we know they'll have both Altair and Ezio in the movie, or even worse, pull a Resident Evil and give us new characters. *shivers*

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  9. Corey W.

    I love Fassbender but it really all depends on who he plays. Could he make a good Altair? Maybe. Really depends. But if he gets chosen to play Desmond, I'm sorry, that just doesn't work for me.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  10. CUPID

    Fassbender as the lead role?, i'm not really feeling that at the moment.

    2 years agoby @cupidFlag

  11. SherlockHolmes2009

    @ROFLitschristian I pray he does, he would be awesome in the role

    2 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  12. ROFLitschristian

    I only have hopes because Fassbender is taking the lead.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  13. TheFury

    If it's not a cable series than it's gonna suck.

    2 years agoby @TheFuryFlag