A new development has surfaced on the first major feature film from Ubisoft Motion Pictures and New Regency that is based on the award-winning video game series, "Assassin's Creed." The Hollywood Reporter announced yesterday that Michael Lesslie will be the screenwriter for the video game adaptation. Lesslie is relatively unknown as a screenwriter and has made a name for himself by writing plays (Prince of Denmark) for the National Theatre Company. In addition, he’s scripted a number of short films including the BAFTA-nominated Heavy Metal Drummer, directed by Toby MacDonald and Luke Morris.
Ubisoft made the announcement last year that actor Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class, Prometheus) would star and co-produce the film which is being financed and distributed by New Regency. The studio's plan was to start filming in the summer of 2013 but with no director or actual script yet the production may get pushed back. No other details have been disclosed on the Assassin's Creed" movie and fans are still wondering whether or not the film was serve as an adaptation from the series or if it will stand on its own.
"Assassin's Creed" is an action-adventure stealth video game series that was developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. The game was first released in November of 2007 and was inspired by the novel Alamut. The franchise is based on protagonist Desmond Miles, who comes from a long line of assassin's, who accesses the memories of his ancestors through a device called the Animus."Assassin's Creed III" is the latest game in the franchise and was released on Oct 30 for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.