The Hollywood Reporter dropped this morning that the new ‘Assassin’s Creed’ movie has acquired a writer. New Regency and Ubisoft Motion Pictures have tapped British playwright Michael Lesslie to pen the script.
Lesslie graduated from Exeter College, Oxford University in 2006. His prior writings have included ‘Prince of Denmark’ for the stage, a prequel to Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’. He also won a Cameron Mackintosh Award for New Writing for another play, ‘Face Up, Face Down’. He has also written a handful of short films, including ‘Skirt’ and ‘Heavy Metal Drummer’.
New Regency and Ubisoft are still seeking a director for the film, as well as producers, which they’re hoping will launch as early as later 2013.
So far, the only star officially signed-on is Michael Fassbender (‘Shame’, ‘Inglourious Basterds’).
The film is based on the hit video game by Ubisoft which follows a secret brotherhood of assassin’s that covers the globe and spans hundreds of years.
For more information, check out Eddie Makuch's article at Gamespot.